Fluctuations in ocean currents and temperature associated with climate variability and change can be important factors in various activities related to oil and gas exploration and development, particularly where the Labrador Current flows along the Atlantic Canadian shelf edge. This project is using data gathered in the past, moored measurements and models to describe and understand seasonal and interannual variability in currents and temperature along the Newfoundland and Scotian shelf edge. Results are being used in conjunction with climate change scenarios to identify potential implications of climate change for offshore oil and gas activities in the region. The moored measurements are being gathered in Flemish Pass, Laurentian Channel and the central Scotian Slope, in a cooperative initiative with several oil and gas companies.
Charles Hannah & John Loder
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