Oceanographic Measurements— Salinity, Temperature, Suspended Sediment & Turbidity, Minas Passage Study Site

Oceanographic measurements in the Minas Passage and Cape Sharp area, which included possible sites for tidal device installations and cable routing, were made in June, July and August, 2009 as part of a survey to provide baseline information for monitoring the tidal power demonstration site in the area. Water column temperature, salinity and turbidity profiling; and water column sampling for suspended sediment, were undertaken at three benchmark stations in the tidal power study area and at five stations in a cross section of Minas Passage extending from Cape Sharp. 

Author: Patrick L. Stewart, Envirosphere Consulting Limited