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Data set name

UK oceanographic contribution to NATO MILOC survey RESOLUTE SUPPORT/MEASURED STRIDE (1987)

Data holding centreDefence Evaluation Research Agency
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom 10 July to 22 August 1987
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Iceland-Faroes frontal zone, Denmark Strait, 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); Side-scan sonar; Temperature of the water column

Instruments

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

Description 
Summary

The data set resulted from the UK oceanographic contribution to the NATO MILOC survey RESOLUTE SUPPORT/ MEASURED STRIDE. Data collected included thermistor chain, navigation, meteorology, sea surface temperature, XBT, CTD, shipborne ADCP and upward looking sonar. Data were collected by the Applied Oceanography Section of the Sonar Performance Division at DRA, Portland. Thermistor chain, sea surface temperature, navigation 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 and CTD 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 only 20 per cent of the data have 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 identifier1025010
Global identifier320
Last revised2009-05-22