Survey and study of Hudson Bay's climate

The waters of Hudson Bay, Hudson Strait, and Foxe Basin, are monitored each autumn from a Canadian Coast Guard ice breaker. This includes yearly vertical salinity/temperature profiles and water sampling at key locations of the system. Visited locations include more than 10 stations over a south-north transect close to Big Island in Hudson Strait, six stations over a west-east transect in Hudson Bay, one station in southern Foxe Basin, and one in Roes Welcome Sound. Moorings are also anchored over periods of one or more year, these moorings being equiped with salinity/temperature recording devices (CTD), thermistor chains, and acoustic velocity profilers (ADCP). Two moorings were deployed in Hudson Bay, one in southern Foxe Basin, one in Roes Welcome Sound, one in western Hudson Strait, and three close to the southern shore of Hudson Strait.

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Creator M. Harvey; F.J. Saucier; F. Straneo; M. Gosselin; M. Starr
Publisher Canadian Cryospheric Information Network
Contributor Polar Data Catalogue
Publication Year 2011
Rights Research programs, CCIN, or ArcticNet take no liability for the use or transmission of this data
OpenAccess true
Contact; pdc(at)
Language English
Format Computer file
Discipline Environmental Research
Spatial Coverage (-92.000W, 60.000S, -70.000E, 66.000N)
Temporal Coverage Begin 2003-08-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2006-09-01T00:00:00Z