Moored Current Measurements on the Scotian Slope

Moored instruments were deployed throughout the water column at three sites (SS-A, SS-B, SS-C) on the outer Halifax Line across the Scotian Slope, between June 2000 and April 2004.

Moored measurement sites over the Scotian Slope during 2000-2004.
Moored measurement sites over the Scotian Slope during 2000-2004.
The approximate water depths and positions, period, and BIO Consecutive Numbers (for cross-referencing ODI datafiles) for the moorings are given in the following table.
Site Water Depth (m) Latitude (N) Longitude (W) Period BIO Consecutive Mooring Numbers
SS-A 1100 42° 51' 61° 37' Jun 2000 to Apr 2004 1352, 1377, 1378, 1379, 1387, 1395, 1419, 1432, 1433, 1478
SS-B 2000 42° 41' 61° 33' Jun 2001 to Apr 2004 1388, 1412, 1429, 1454, 1479
SS-C 300 42° 59' 61° 45' Oct 2001 to Apr 2004 1413, 1414, 1430, 1431, 1455, 1480, 1481
Seasonal-mean along-shelf velocities (positive northeastward) from the moored array.
Seasonal-mean along-shelf velocities (positive northeastward) from the moored array.

Support was provided by the Program on Energy Research and Development (PERD) and five oil and gas companies (Marathon Canada Ltd, Shell Canada Ltd, Kerr-McGee Offshore Canada Ltd, EnCana Corporation and BP Canada Energy Company).

Final datasets from the project are available through the Ocean Data Inventory (ODI) of OSD's Oceanographic Databases.

More recent measurements over the Scotian Slope are described under Moored Current Measurements on the Scotian Rise.

For further information, contact Dr. John Loder and Dr. Yuri Geshelin.

Reference:

Loder, J.W. and Y. Geshelin. 2009. Currents and temperature variability from moored measurements on the outer Halifax line in 2000-04. pp. 44-50 in AZMP Bulletin PMZA 8.