Coastal Time Series (CTS): A Database of Coastal Temperature Time Series for the Canadian East Coast
Original (non-English) name
DFO (20xx). Coastal Time Series (CTS): database of daily average temperatures from inshore moored thermographs for the East Coast of Canada. Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Canada. http://www.bio.gc.ca/science/data-donnees/base/data-donnees/cts-en.php. Database accessed on –insert date here Where xx is the year in which you interrogated the database In addition please include the following in your list of references:
Gregory, D.N. 2004. Coastal Time Series (CTS): A Database of Coastal Temperature Time Series for the Canadian East Coast. DFO Can. Sci. Advis. Sec. Res. Doc. 2004/096 http://science-catalogue.canada.ca/record=b4011362~S6
Temperature data from coastal areas have been collected extensively from Newfoundland region since 1967 and the Scotian Shelf, Bay of Fundy and Gulf of St. Lawrence since 1978. The program, referred to as the Long-Term Temperature Monitoring Program (LTTM), is conducted mainly in support of various fisheries programs as well as to monitor any long-term changes of temperature. The Coastal Time Series database is a collection of all coastal thermographs held by the Ocean Science Division (OSD) at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography. The data archive includes about 4000 coastal temperature time series from inshore areas on the Scotian Shelf, Gulf of St. Lawrence and Newfoundland coast. About 125 new series are added annually All of the data reported in the inventory are held at the Bedford Institute, although a substantial amount of the data originated from other sources. In addition to research programs from various Divisions within the Bedford Institute and St. Andrews Biological Station, data have been obtained from Institut Maurice Lamontagne, Mont Joli, Quebec, the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Center, St. John's, Newfoundland, and provincial agencies. The database consists of daily average temperatures generated from the original observations. The maximum, minimum and standard deviation are included with each daily observation. Sampling interval of the original observations range from four hours for the Ryan thermograph in use from 1967 to 1992, to hourly or halfhourly for the digital instruments today. Complete time series data at the original sampling rate are available on request. Each time series is associated with an event specification (event_spec). Please specify this field with any request for data.