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Data set name

Variability of Exchanges In the Northern Seas (VEINS) Data Set (1997-2000)

Data holding centreMarine Research Institute
CountryIceland  Iceland
Time period1997-2000
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Standard sections from the Greenland Sea, Greenland Strait, NE of Iceland, and east of Iceland to 9 degrees west.

Observations 
Parameters

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

Instruments

Current meters; current profilers; CTD; discrete water samplers

Description 
Summary

The aim of the VEINS project was to measure and to model the variability of fluxes between the Arctic Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean with a view on implementing a longer term system of critical measurements needed to understand the high-latitude oceans steering role in decadal climate variability. The Icelandic research focused on hydrographic sections around Icelandic taken on 14 cruises between 1997 and 1999. In addition moored current meters and ADCPs were deployed and recovered. Ten floats were also deployed.

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 identifier16001005
Global identifier1415
Last revised2009-01-27