If you use figures from this atlas, you can cite their source as:
- R. Pawlowicz, B. Boufford, and L. Kandhari, Atlas of oceanographic conditions in the Strait of Georgia, sogdatacentre.ca/atlas, Retrieved [Day, Month, Year].
More detailed technical information about the methods and background of the program are provided in
- R. Pawlowicz, T. Suzuki, R. Chapell, A. Ta, and S. Esenkulova, 2020, Atlas of oceanographic conditions in the Strait of Georgia (2015-2019) based on the Pacific Salmon Foundation's citizen science dataset, Canadian Technical Report of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 3374, vii +116 p.
and this is probably a better reference for methodological information.
Some papers that use the CitSci data for other scientific purposes include:
- S.W. Stevens, R. Pawlowicz, S.E. Allen, 2021, A study of the intermediate water circulation in the Strait of Georgia using tracer-based, Eulerian, and Lagrangian methods, Journal of Physical Oceanography 51 (6) 1875-1893, https://doi.org/10.1175/JPO-D-20-0225.1
- S. Esenkulova, K. Suchy, R. Pawlowicz, M. Costa, and I. Pearsall, Harmful Algae and Oceanographic Conditions in the Strait of Georgia, Canada, Based on Citizen Science Monitoring, Frontiers in Marine Science, 09 September 2021, https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2021.725092
Zooplankton data is further described in:
- Mackas D, Galbraith M, Faust D, Masson D, Young K, Shaw W, et al., 2013. Zooplankton time series from the Strait of Georgia: Results from year-round sampling at deep water locations, 1990-2010, Progress in Oceanography ;115: 129–159. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pocean.2013.05.019
- Perry, R.I., Young, K., Galbraith, M., Chandler, P., Velez-Espino, A., Baillie, S.m , 2021. Zooplankton variability in the Strait of Georgia, Canada, and relationships with the marine survivals of Chinook and Coho salmon , PLoS ONE. 16(1): e0245941. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0245941
- Spring/2021: Web Atlas first created
- Spring/2022: Added sections on Zooplankton, and incorporated data from Burrard Inlet (region 12).
- Spring/2023: Developed seasonal climatologies by averaging over 2015-2022, as well as red/blue seasonal climatalogy anomaly figures to better indicate the year-to-year changes in oceanographic conditions.