Turbulence and Bottom Stress in Minas Passage and Grand Passage

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Alex Hay, Dalhousie University

Start Date: September 2011

End Date: February 2015

This project aims to investigate turbulence and bottom stress at two of the sites being targeted for in-stream tidal power development in Nova Scotia: Minas Passage in the Upper Bay of Fundy and Grand Passage, located between Brier and Long Island in the lower Bay of Fundy.  An instrumented bottom lander previously developed for studies of flow and turbulence on the inner continental shelf during energetic storm conditions will be deployed to obtain comprehensive measurements of the turbulent flow and bottom roughness conditions in these tidal passages.

Reports

Turbulence and Bottom Stress in the Minas Passage and Grand Passage – Final Report

Turbulence and Bottom Stress in the Minas Passage and Grand Passage – Appendix A

Turbulence and Bottom Stress in the Minas Passage and Grand Passage – Appendix B