Articles | Volume 12, issue 3
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 1877–1896, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-12-1877-2020
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 1877–1896, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-12-1877-2020

Data description paper 27 Aug 2020

Data description paper | 27 Aug 2020

A comprehensive oceanographic dataset of a subpolar, mid-latitude broad fjord: Fortune Bay, Newfoundland, Canada

Sebastien Donnet et al.

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Fortune Bay (Canada) is a large fjord-like embayment that hosts aquaculture (salmon) industries, lobster fisheries and wild salmon runs. To better understand the ecological pressure of human-related activities, an important oceanographic program was undertaken to provide basic knowledge of the physical environment. The program ran for 2 consecutive years and successfully obtained data on water temperature, salinity, oxygen, ocean currents, tides and meteorological forcing (e.g. wind).