Gulf of Maine - Water Salinity, Temperature and Sigma t (density) data from 1981 to 2005

Metadata Updated: May 16, 2017

This table contains water salinity, temperature and sigma t (density) data from 1981 to 2005 binned at 10 meter depth intervals (from 300 meters up to 0 meters) for the Gulf of Maine. It was acquired from the Canadian Fisheries and Oceans Hydrographic database, which covers an area defined by 35 deg - 80 deg N and 42 deg - 100 deg W, and contains over 500,000 temperature-salinity profiles for the Northwest Atlantic from 1910 to the present. The data comes from a variety of sources including hydrographic bottles, CTD casts (either up or down casts), spatially and temporally averaged Batfish tows, and expendable, digital or mechanical bathythermographs. Near real-time data in the form of IGOSS Bathy or Tesac messages are also included. Updates are made monthly.

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Metadata Date January 23, 2012
Metadata Created Date May 16, 2017
Metadata Updated Date May 16, 2017
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2005 (publication)
Frequency Of Update monthly

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date January 23, 2012
Metadata Created Date May 16, 2017
Metadata Updated Date May 16, 2017
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2005 (publication)
Responsible Party Bedford Institute of Oceanography (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Access Constraints Use Constraints: None. Acknowledgement of the Bedford Institute of Oceanography would be appreciated in products derived from these data., Access Constraints: After acquiring a username, password and the appropriate plug-in, this data may be downloaded from Canadian Fisheries and Oceans Hydrographic (Climate) database:
Bbox East Long -59.441365
Bbox North Lat 46.530855
Bbox South Lat 36.667053
Bbox West Long -72.477168
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update monthly
Harvest Object Id c3378ff1-970b-4f70-8298-6bc994d2d914
Harvest Source Id 2aed8e29-fc5b-4cde-aa66-fb1118fd705e
Harvest Source Title NOAA CSW Harvest Source
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Metadata Language
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1981-01-01
Temporal Extent End 2005-01-01

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