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Canadian Atlantic Shelf Temperature-Salinity (CASTS)

Description: The Canadian Atlantic Shelf Temperature-Salinity (CASTS) data product includes most of the historical temperature and salinity profiles collected in Atlantic Canada and the Eastern Arctic since 1912. CASTS consists of approximately 782,000 individual profiles, bin-averaged to varying resolutions up to a maximum of 5000m (1m resolution up to 1000m depth, 10m resolution up to 2000m depth, and 100m up to 5000m depth). Profile locations were restricted between 35-80 degrees North and 100-42 degrees West. Profiles were gathered from January 1912 to December 2022 and are organized into yearly NetCDF files. Profiles are uniformly formatted and quality controlled allowing users to immediately use the data product. Data fused to make this product were gathered from multiple sources, including regional archives at the Maurice-Lamontagne Institute (DFO-QC), the Bedford Institute of Oceanography (DFO-MAR) and the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Centre (DFO-NL). Other sources of data include DFO-NL Aquaculture, the Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland, data from from international ships of opportunity archived by MEDS, the Polar Data Catalogue, etc. A complete list of sources is included in the README file.
Notes: Item exited embargo and became publicly available on 2023-09-15
Authors: Coyne, Jonathan; Fisheries and Oceans Canada; Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Centre
Cyr, Frédéric; Fisheries and Oceans Canada; Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Centre; ORCID iD 0000-0002-1581-7502
Donnet, Sebastien; Fisheries and Oceans Canada; Institute of Ocean Sciences
Galbraith, Peter; Fisheries and Oceans Canada; Maurice Lamontagne Institute
Geoffroy, Maxime; Marine Institute; Memorial University of Newfoundland
Hebert, David; Fisheries and Oceans Canada; Bedford Institute of Oceanography
Layton, Chantelle; Fisheries and Oceans Canada; Bedford Institute of Oceanography
Ratsimandresy, Andry; Fisheries and Oceans Canada; Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Centre
Snook, Stephen; Fisheries and Oceans Canada; Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Centre
Soontiens, Nancy; Fisheries and Oceans Canada; Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Centre
Walkusz, Wojciech; Fisheries and Oceans Canada; Freshwater Institute
Keywords: Ocean Temperature
Ocean Salinity
Historical Data Product
Ocean Profile
Field of Research: 
Earth and related environmental sciences
Large-scale ocean circulation
Publication Date: 2023-09-15
Publisher: Federated Research Data Repository / dépôt fédéré de données de recherche
Funder: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
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Geographic Coverage: 
Place Name
Northwest Atlantic Ocean
Geolocation Box: 
West Longitude
East Longitude
North Latitude
South Latitude

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Coyne, J., Cyr, F., Donnet, S., Galbraith, P., Geoffroy, M., Hebert, D., Layton, C., Ratsimandresy, A., Snook, S., Soontiens, N., Walkusz, W. (2023). Canadian Atlantic Shelf Temperature-Salinity (CASTS). Federated Research Data Repository.