UK - Overturning in the Subpolar North Atlantic Programme (UK-OSNAP)
UK-OSNAP is part of an international collaboration to establish a transoceanic observing system in the subpolar North Atlantic. The aim is to quantify and understand the Subpolar Gyre's response to local and remote forcing of mass, heat and freshwater fluxes, within the conceptual framework of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC).
UK-OSNAP is developing a new observing system to provide a four year (2014 – 2018) continuous record of full-depth, trans-basin mass, heat and freshwater fluxes. Combining these sustained measurements with innovative modelling techniques will enable the project to characterise the circulation and fluxes of the North Atlantic Subpolar Gyre.
To find out more, follow these links
- Introduction — A non-technical insight into the UK-OSNAP programme.
- Project overview — A brief description of the main aims of the programme.
- The data centre's role — Our duties as the UK-OSNAP data centre.
- Data submission — Guidelines on submitting data to the data centre.
- BODC processing — What will BODC do with the data?
- Cruise programme — List of UK-OSNAP cruises.
- Gliders — Information about gliders deployed in the North Atlantic.
- Models — Information on UK-OSNAP model data.
- Data inventories — List of UK-OSNAP data held by BODC.
- Data delivery — How to access UK-OSNAP data.
- Other links — Links to UK-OSNAP sites and other relevant areas.