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Data set name

Biscay Internal Wave Experiment 1986 (BIWEX'86)

Data holding centreDefence Evaluation Research Agency
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom 25 July to 15 August 1986
OngoingNo
Geographical area

South West Approaches, 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; satellite positioning systems

Description 
Summary

The data were collected during a detailed oceanographic survey of an off-shelf, deep water region of the South West Approaches to investigate the spatial variability, to examine the internal wave climate and validate/interpret remotely sensed images of the region. Thermistor chain, navigation, meteorology, sea surface temperature, XBT, shipborne ADCP and CTD data were collected as part of the experiment. Data were collected by the Applied Oceanography Section of the Sonar Performance Division at DRA, Portland. Thermistor chain, sea surface temperature and meteorology data are stored in the DRA archive system and have been processed to the DRA standard MIDAS user data file format. These data have been screened for format and data errors and corrected to produce a 'clean' data set. The XBT, CTD and navigation data are also stored in the division archive, but have not been screened and are not stored under the MIDAS system. The ADCP data have been converted to the MIDAS format but have not yet been screened.

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 identifier1025007
Global identifier317
Last revised2009-05-22