Turbulence and Bottom Stress in Minas Passage and Grand Passage

This project aimed to investigate turbulence and bottom stress at two 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 was deployed to obtain comprehensive measurements of the turbulent flow and bottom roughness conditions in these tidal passages.


Principal Investigator:  Dr. Alex Hay, Dalhousie University

September 2011 – February 2015