Surface Currents

Saturday, 8 June 2024


This page presents output from a research project. Results on this page are either:

  1. not yet evaluated, or
  2. have been evaluated but do not agree well with observations.

For the latter we are working on model modifications.

Surface Currents:

Data Sources

The forcing data used to drive the Salish Sea models are obtained from several sources:

Winds and metorological conditions
Open boundary conditions
  • Fraser river: Real-time Environment Canada data at Hope
  • Other rivers: J. Morrison , M. G. G. Foreman and D. Masson, 2012. A method for estimating monthly freshwater discharge affecting British Columbia coastal waters. Atmosphere-Ocean volume 50, issue 1.
Tidal constituents
  • Tidal predictions were generated using constituents from the Canadian Hydrographic Service.

    This product has been produced by the Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, University of British Columbia based on Canadian Hydrographic Charts and/or data, pursuant to CHS Direct User Licence No. 2015-0303-1260-S.

    The incorporation of data sourced from CHS in this product shall not be construed as constituting an endorsement by CHS of this product.

    This product does not meet the requirements of the Charts and Nautical Publications Regulations, 1995 under the Canada Shipping Act, 2001. Official charts and publications, corrected and up-to-date, must be used to meet the requirements of those regulations.