The products on the following
pages are based on data in the Climate database and in some cases1
have been published as technical reports. For each of the sub-area climatologies,
the data were grouped into bins by month and depth intervalaround standard
depths of 0(+5), 10(±5), 20(±5), 30(±5),
50(±5), 75(±5), 100(±10),150(±10), 200(±10),
250(±10), 300(±25), 400(±25), 500(±25),
600(±25), 800(±25) and 1000(±25). For an individual month,
the data are averaged within each year before calculating the overall averages
and standard deviations. This reduces the bias that would result if intense
sampling occurred in any one year.
The climatologies consist of
tables, contour maps and seasonal cycle plots of monthly temperature and salinity
statistics for 150 sub-areas for:
The second part of the display
consists of seasonal maps of the mean surface and bottom temperature and
salinity and animations of the mean annual cycle of surface and bottom temperature
and salinity for each of the shelf areas. Temperature and salinity fields were
optimally estimated from all of the available data. The estimates are made for
the 15th of February, May, August and November.
Alternatively you can generate your own statistics
tables from our Climate database of
1Scotian Shelf / Gulf of Maine Can. Tech.
Rep. Hydrogr. Ocean Sci. 171: 1996
Gulf of St. Lawrence Can.
Tech. Rep. Hydrogr. Ocean Sci. 178: 1996.