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Data set name

Current Data Set held by KNMI (1938-2001)

Data holding centreRoyal Netherlands Meteorological Institute
CountryNetherlands  Netherlands
Time period1938 - 2001
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Worldwide

Observations 
Parameters

Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)

Instruments

Observers

Description 
Summary

KNMI keeps a large historical archive with ships journals, observations of merchant navy vessels, weather ships and lightships. Observations are kept in digital form in a mass storage system. Contact person: KD-desk (kddesk@knmi.nl). Note: The decision has been made at the First Session of JCOMM, Iceland, 2001, to terminate visual current observations by ships.

OriginatorsRoyal Netherlands Meteorological Institute
Availability 
OrganisationRoyal Netherlands Meteorological Institute
AvailabilityUnknown
ContactFrits Koek (KNMI Operationeel Datacentrum (KODAC))
Address

Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute
Wilhelminalaan 10 P.O. Box 201
De Bilt

3730 AE
Netherlands

Telephone+31 (0)30 2206860
Facsimile+31 30 2210407
Emailfrits.koek@knmi.nl
Administration 
Collating centreNational Oceanographic Data Committee
Local identifier20005104
Global identifier2989
Last revised2009-09-23