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General
Data set name

The UK World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE) data set from the North Atlantic and Southern Ocean (1991-)

Data holding centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom 1991 onwards
OngoingYes
Geographical area

North Atlantic, Southern Ocean

Observations 
Parameters

Alkalinity, acidity and pH of the water column; Air pressure; Air temperature; Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column; Wind strength and direction; Chlorofluorocarbon concentrations in the water column; Vertical velocity of the water column (currents); Bathymetry and Elevation; Partial pressure (pCO2) and fugacity (fCO2) of carbon dioxide in the water column; Uptake of other nutrients in the water column; Salinity of the water column; Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents); Total dissolved inorganic carbon (TCO2) concentration in the water column; Temperature of the water column

Instruments

Meteorological packages; current profilers; CTD; bathythermographs; thermosalinographs; single-beam echosounders; acoustic backscatter sensors; discrete water samplers; CTD undulators

Description 
Summary

The data set comprises those data collected on UK World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE) cruises. The cruises completed to date have collected data either in the North Atlantic (RRS Charles Darwin 58, 59, 62, 62a, 68 and 78; RRS Discovery 223, 230 and 233) or in the Southern Ocean (RRS Discovery 199, 200, 201, 207, 213 and 214; RRS James Clark Ross 0a, 0b, 10, 16 and 27). Conductivity-temperature-depth (CTD) data are held from all 20 cruises. 14 out of the 16 shipborne acoustic Doppler current profiler (ADCP) data sets are held, those from RRS Discovery 230 and RRS James Clark Ross 0b are still to be received. 4 out of the 6 lowered ADCP data sets are held, those from RRS Discovery 230 and 233 are still to be received. 3 out of the 4 SeaSoar data sets are held, with that from RRS Discovery 223 still to be received. 12 out of 13 eXpendable BathyThermograph (XBT) data sets are held, with that from RRS James Clark Ross 0a still awaited. All main water bottle data sets have been received apart from chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) tracer data from RRS Discovery 223, 230 and 233. All of the main underway data sets thermosalinograph, meteorology, etc.) are held apart from thermosalinograph data from RRS James Clark Ross 0b.

OriginatorsBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Availability 
OrganisationBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
AvailabilityUnrestricted
ContactPolly Hadžiabdić (Head of the BODC Requests Team)
Address

British Oceanographic Data Centre
Joseph Proudman Building 6 Brownlow Street
Liverpool
Merseyside
L3 5DA
United Kingdom

Telephone+44 (0) 151 795 4884
Emailenquiries@bodc.ac.uk
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1048007
Global identifier152
Last revised2010-01-11