Surface temperature and salinity - Shipboard Thermosalinographs 1999 to 2018 surface temperature and salinity measured along the track of commercial ships, mostly between Montreal (Quebec) and St. John's (Newfoundland). Monitoring of surface water conditions in the Estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence is carried out with different complementary methods such as thermosalinographs (TSG) installed on commercial ships. These ships are sailing all year long from Montreal to St. John’s, one round trip per week, and are sampling water near the surface (3 to 8 meters deep) to determine the temperature and salinity all along the route. Purpose The recorded data are used as input to numerical forecasting models for sea ice conditions and as a monitoring tool for the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Annual reports are available at the Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat (CSAS), (http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/csas-sccs/index-eng.htm). Galbraith, P.S., Chassé, J., Caverhill, C., Nicot, P., Gilbert, D., Lefaivre, D. and Lafleur, C. 2018. Physical Oceanographic Conditions in the Gulf of St. Lawrence during 2017. DFO Can. Sci. Advis. Sec. Res. Doc. 2018/050. v + 79 p. 2019-01-01 2019-04-16 Fisheries and Oceans Canada gddaiss-dmsaisb.XLAU@dfo-mpo.gc.ca Nature and EnvironmentOcean TemperatureWater TemperatureSea Surface TemperatureSalinitySt. Lawrence EstuaryGulf of St. LawrenceSt. Lawrence RiverCabot StraitStrait of Belle IsleAtlantic OceanEarth sciencesOceanographyOceansSalt waterPhysicsTemperatureSurface water LTTSGP_1999_2018ESRI REST https://geoportal.gc.ca/arcgis/rest/services/FGP/LTTSGP_1999_2018/MapServer LTTSGP_1999_2018ESRI REST https://geoportal.gc.ca/arcgis/rest/services/FGP/LTTSGP_1999_2018/MapServer Data DictionaryCSV https://pacgis01.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/FGPPublic/LTTSGP_1999-2018/DataDictionary_DictionnaireDonnees.csv LTTSGP_1999-2018CSV https://pacgis01.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/FGPPublic/LTTSGP_1999-2018/LTTSGP.zip

Surface temperature and salinity - Shipboard Thermosalinographs

1999 to 2018 surface temperature and salinity measured along the track of commercial ships, mostly between Montreal (Quebec) and St. John's (Newfoundland).

Monitoring of surface water conditions in the Estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence is carried out with different complementary methods such as thermosalinographs (TSG) installed on commercial ships. These ships are sailing all year long from Montreal to St. John’s, one round trip per week, and are sampling water near the surface (3 to 8 meters deep) to determine the temperature and salinity all along the route.

Purpose

The recorded data are used as input to numerical forecasting models for sea ice conditions and as a monitoring tool for the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

Annual reports are available at the Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat (CSAS), (http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/csas-sccs/index-eng.htm). Galbraith, P.S., Chassé, J., Caverhill, C., Nicot, P., Gilbert, D., Lefaivre, D. and Lafleur, C. 2018. Physical Oceanographic Conditions in the Gulf of St. Lawrence during 2017. DFO Can. Sci. Advis. Sec. Res. Doc. 2018/050. v + 79 p.

Resources

Resource Name Resource Type Format Language Links
LTTSGP_1999_2018 Web Service ESRI REST English Access
LTTSGP_1999_2018 Web Service ESRI REST French Access
Data Dictionary Guide CSV English
French
Access
LTTSGP_1999-2018 Dataset CSV French Access

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