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Data set name

Physical oceanographic data from the Belt Project

Data holding centreRoyal Danish Administration of Navigation & Hydrography, Oceanographic Department
CountryDenmark  Denmark
Time periodFrom 1974 to 1977
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Kattegat, Belt Sea, Sound and Western Baltic Proper

Observations 
Parameters

Raw current meter output parameters; Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)

Description 
Summary

The aims of the project were to study the processes controlling the water exchange through the Danish straits (summarized below) and to establish an inventory of the water quality of the open Danish waters (the water quality data are held at the National Environmental Research Institute). Profiles: About 80 cruises were carried out each with CTD-profiles (temperature and salinity) taken at about 50 stations (appr. 2250 profiles in total). (Cruises under the Belt Project with mainly chemical and biological purposes are described in the data holdings of the National Environmental Research Institute). Also Nansen water samples were taken at selected stations and depths (appr. 1800 profiles taken). Time-series: About 24 current meter station with current meters at 1 - 5 different depths were managed - primarily in Great Belt. Eight tide gauge stations and two meteorological stations with self recording instruments were deployed. Eight TC-chains were recording in a few months of the project period.

OriginatorsAarhus University, Department of Bioscience, Marine Ecology Roskilde
Royal Danish Administration of Navigation & Hydrography, Oceanographic Department
Availability 
OrganisationRoyal Danish Administration of Navigation & Hydrography, Oceanographic Department
AvailabilitySeaDataNet licence
ContactPalle Bo Nielsen
Address

Royal Danish Administration of Navigation & Hydrography, Oceanographic Department
Overgaden o.Vandet 62 B Postbox 1919
Copenhagen K

DK-1023
Denmark

Telephone+45 32 68 96 24
Emailpbn@frv.dk
Administration 
Collating centreAarhus University, Department of Bioscience, Marine Ecology Roskilde
Local identifier13018003
Global identifier1106
Last revised2009-03-13