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physicalEcosections
Marine ecosections based on the British Columbia Marine Ecological Classification (BCMEC). Ecosections are defined according to physical, oceanographic and biological characteristics.
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physicalOceanographic Regions (renamed Upper Ocean Sub Regions)
Upper ocean sub regions derived from expert knowledge, primary literature, satellite imagery, and oceanographic modelling.
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physicalTidal Current
Modelled values representing average tidal speeds intended to portray high tidal current areas.
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physicalBenthic Classes
Classification of the sea floor based on landscape features, substrate, and depth.
(5 comments)
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physicalHigh Rugosity
Measure of the roughness of seafloor terrain, defined as the ratio of surface area to planar area.
(3 comments)
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physicalSeamounts
Undersea peaks that rise abruptly from the bottom of the sea.
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physicalHydrothermal Vents
Submarine hydrothermal vent locations that can spew super-hot, mineral-rich water.
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physicalCoastal Classes
Classification of the coastline defined by a systematic consideration of shore morphology (including sediment, width and slope) and substrate.
(2 comments)
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physicalShorezone Exposure
Classification of the grade of the relative exposure to the elements in nature (primarily the ocean waves) that affect the coastline.
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feature count,
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Physical Representation Feature Count
Number of physical representation features found in each planning unit
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physicalBathymetry
Bathymetry data (in a 100 m raster grid) showing depth information for the Canadian Pacific Exclusive Economic Zone.
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physicalEcologically and Biologically Significant Areas (EBSAs)
Ecologically and biologically significant areas (EBSAs) delineated by Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) for marine planning work
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