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Heat budget analysis of Pendrell Sound Buckingham, William Richard

Abstract

A field program consisting of a heat budget study was carried out in Pendrell Sound during the summer of 1974 by the Department of the Environment (Coastal Zone Oceanography Group) in an attempt to resolve the mechanism involved in creating the warm water favourable to oyster spawning. The temperature - salinity structure was measured at various locations along the channel and meteorological parameters relevant to heat exchange were observed. The results show that advection is the most important mechanism with regards to the heat budget of the entire inlet, accounting for 80% of the increase in heat content during a nine day warming period that was observed.

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