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General
Data set name

Arctic oceanographic horizontal sound velocity profiles (1976)

Data holding centreScott Polar Research Institute
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodOctober 1976
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Greenland Sea, 7 locations from 71degN to 82degN

Observations 
Parameters

Sound velocity and travel time in the water column

Instruments

Sound velocity sensors

Description 
Summary

The data comprise local sound velocity from continuous horizontal profiles during transects across East Greenland Polar front running from open water into sea ice, at depths between 65m and 125m. These were recorded simultaneously with ice draft, showing eddies and short wavelength structure.

OriginatorsScott Polar Research Institute
References

Wadhams, P., Gill, A.E. and Linden, P.F. (1979) Transects by submarine of the Greenland Polar Front., Deep Sea Research Part A. Oceanographic Research Papers 26:1311-1327.

Availability 
OrganisationScott Polar Research Institute
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactEnquiries
Address

Scott Polar Research Institute
University of Cambridge Lensfield Road
Cambridge

CB2 1ER
United Kingdom

Telephone+44 1223 336540
Emailenquiries@spri.cam.ac.uk
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1018007
Global identifier289
Last revised2009-11-30