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Data set name

Nordic-World Ocean Circulation Experiment Data Set (Nordic WOCE), 1993-1997

Data holding centreMarine Research Institute
CountryIceland  Iceland
ProjectHydrographic conditions in Icelandic waters
Time period1993-1997
OngoingNo
Geographical area

The Icelandic part of the project consisted of two standard sections, one from the west coast of Iceland over to Greenland, the other from the east coast of Iceland directly east to 6 degrees west.

Observations 
Parameters

Salinity of the water column; Temperature of the water column

Instruments

CTD; discrete water samplers

Description 
Summary

The aim of WOCE was to gather extensive and accurate data on ocean currents and hydrographic conditions and chemical processes through a five year period. The data shall be used in models on the hydrographic conditions of the sea and for ocean currents and their diversibility with the aim to use the models in connection with possible meteorological changes. The Nordic countries participated in the project as a group under the name Nordic-WOCE. The focused on the northern most part of the North-Atlantic, specifically the ocean around Iceland and the Faeroe Islands. The Icelandic research focused on two standard sections, one in the Greenland Strait, and the other one East of Iceland from the coast to about 6 degrees west.

OriginatorsMarine Research Institute
Data web sitehttp://www.hafro.is/Sjora/
Availability 
OrganisationMarine Research Institute
AvailabilityMoratorium
ContactHedinn Valdimarsson
Address

Marine Research Institute
Skulagata 4 P.O.Box 1390
Reykjavik

IS-121
Iceland

Telephone+354 575 2000
Facsimile+354 575 2001
Emailhv@hafro.is
Administration 
Collating centreMarine Research Institute
Local identifier16001004
Global identifier1414
Last revised2009-01-28