Articles | Volume 13, issue 5
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 1807–1828, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-1807-2021
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 1807–1828, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-1807-2021

Data description paper 03 May 2021

Data description paper | 03 May 2021

A climate index for the Newfoundland and Labrador shelf

Frédéric Cyr and Peter S. Galbraith

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Climate indices are often regarded as simple ways to relate mean environmental conditions to the state of an ecosystem. Such indices are often used to inform fisheries scientists and managers or used in fisheries resource assessments and ecosystem studies. The Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) climate index aims to describe the environmental conditions on the NL shelf and in the Northwest Atlantic as a whole. It consists of annual normalized anomalies of 10 subindices relevant for the NL shelf.