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The 2015 NAFO Annual Ocean Climate Status Summary for the Northwest Atlantic

bathymetry

Bathymetric features of the Northwest Atlantic,
the NAFO Convention Area and Historical
ICNAF/NAFO Oceanographic Sections

Prepared by the NAFO Scientific Council Standing Committee on Fisheries Environment (STACFEN)

Contributors: Sub-area 0, 1 B. Cisewski, J. Mortensen), Sub-area 2, 3 (E. Colbourne, I. Yashayaev,  M. Ringuette and G. Maillet),
Sub-area 4 (D. Hebert, C. Johnson, S. Plourde, M. Starr ) and Sub-area 5, 6 (P. Fratantoni)

Documents - Oceanography - 2015

Climate Highlights - 2015

7 July 2016

Climate Highlights - 2015

Highlights of Environmental Conditions in the NAFO Convention Area for 2015

Meteorological and Ice Conditions

The North Atlantic Oscillation index (NAO), a key indicator of climate conditions over the North Atlantic, remained in a positive phase in 2015 at 2 SD above normal, a 120-year record. As a consequence strong arctic air outflow in the northwest Atlantic during the winter months resulted in lower than normal winter air temperatures....

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Climate Highlights 2015 (pdf 778 kb)

General Climate Indicators of the Region: NAO, SST, Air Temperature, and Ice cover

7 July 2016

General Climate Indicators of the Region: NAO, SST, Air Temperature, and Ice cover

2015

Oceanographic conditions in NAFO waters are to a large degree determined by the strength of the winter atmospheric circulation over the Northwest Atlantic, measured by the NAO Index.

NAFO Areas and Currents

7 July 2016

NAFO Areas and Currents

2015 - Click on the subareas to view each report in the map in the READ MORE

 

 

Subareas 0 & 1 - West Greenland and Labrador Sea

7 July 2016

Subareas 0 & 1 - West Greenland and Labrador Sea

2015

Ocean Climate in Davis Strait and Labrador Sea.

Subarea 2 - Labrador Shelf

7 July 2016

Subarea 2 - Labrador Shelf

2015

Map of the Labrador and Newfoundland Region


Subarea 2 - Labrador Shelf (pdf 966 kb)

Subarea 3 - Newfoundland Shelf and Grand Banks

7 July 2016

Subarea 3 - Newfoundland Shelf and Grand Banks

2015

Map of the Labrador and Newfoundland Region


Subarea 3 - Newfoundland Shelf and Grand Banks (pdf 3 MB)

Subareas 4, 5 & 6 - Scotian Shelf, Georges Bank, Gulf of Maine and Mid-Atlantic

7 July 2016

Subareas 4, 5 & 6 - Scotian Shelf, Georges Bank, Gulf of Maine and Mid-Atlantic

2015

Map of the Scotian Shelf, Georges Bank, Gulf of Maine and the Mid-Atlantic Bight

Subareas 4, 5 & 6 - Scotian Shelf, Georges Bank, Gulf of Maine and 
Mid-Atlantic 
 (pdf 1.72 MB)

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