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General
Data set name

Oceanographic stations in the Danish waters

Data holding centreRoyal Danish Administration of Navigation & Hydrography, Oceanographic Department
CountryDenmark  Denmark
Time periodFrom 1995 onwards - some stations discontinued (see summary)
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Kattegat, Belt Sea and Sound - 6 sites

Observations 
Parameters

Electrical conductivity of the water column; Raw current meter output parameters; Vertical velocity of the water column (currents); Salinity of the water column; Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents); River flow and discharge; Raw temperature and/or salinity instrument output; Temperature of the water column; Skin temperature of the water column; Temperature variation in the water column; Turbulence in the water column

Description 
Summary

The current - and at selected locations also temperature and salinity - are recorded at some sites in the Great Belt and the Sound. Several depths between the sea surface and the sea bottom are covered. The oceanographic stations are established near fixed light houses or bridge piers. Drogden Lighthouse (The Sound) - established 1995 Lighthouse W26 (The Great Belt) - established 1995 Lighthouse E28 (The Great Belt) - established 1995 Westbridge (The Great Belt) - established 1996, discontinued 2000 Faroe Bridge - established 1996, discontinued 2003 The data are transferred in real time to the data holder.

OriginatorsDHI Water Environment Health
Danish Coastal Authority, Ministry of Transport and Energy
Danish Meteorological Institute, Oceanographic Section
Royal Danish Administration of Navigation & Hydrography, Oceanographic Department
Availability 
OrganisationRoyal Danish Administration of Navigation & Hydrography, Oceanographic Department
AvailabilityOrganisation; unrestricted
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 identifier13018006
Global identifier1108
Last revised2009-03-18