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Data set name

Iceland-Faroes frontal zone experiment (1986)

Data holding centreDefence Evaluation Research Agency
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time period10 June to 1 July 1986
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Iceland-Faroes frontal zone, eastern North Atlantic

Observations 
Parameters

Air pressure; Air temperature; Electrical conductivity of the water column; Wind strength and direction; Vertical velocity of the water column (currents); Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents); Temperature of the water column

Instruments

Meteorological packages; current profilers; CTD; bathythermographs; thermistor chains

Description 
Summary

The data were collected during a follow-on to the Iceland-Faroes 1985 experiment to investigate the Iceland-Faroes frontal zone during its early summer phase. Data were collected by the Applied Oceanography Section of the Sonar Performance Division at DRA, Portland. Thermistor chain, sea surface temperature, XBT, meteorology, navigation and ADCP data are stored in the DRA archive system and have been processed to the DRA standard MIDAS user data file format. These data, with the exception of the ADCP data, have been screened for format and data errors and corrected to produce a 'clean' data set. The CTD data are also stored in the division archive, but have not been screened and only 10 per cent are stored under the MIDAS system. The thermistor spar data are stored as paper records.

OriginatorsDefence Evaluation Research Agency
References

Geddes, N.R. (1993) Measured Data Sets held by DRA Sonar Performance Division (1993)., Report DRA/US/USSF/TM93201/1.0

Availability 
OrganisationDefence Evaluation Research Agency
AvailabilityLicence
ContactDr. Graham Jackson
Address

Defence Evaluation Research Agency
Winfrith Technology Centre
Winfrith
Dorchester
DT2 8XJ
United Kingdom

Telephone+44 1305 212763
Emailgjackson@dera.gov.uk
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1025006
Global identifier316
Last revised2009-05-22