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General
Data set name

North East Atlantic, Greenland-Iceland-Norwegian Sea experiment (1988)

Data holding centreDefence Evaluation Research Agency
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom 11 September to 10 October 1988
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Iceland-Faroes frontal zone, Norwegian Atlantic Current, eastern North Atlantic, Norwegian Sea

Observations 
Parameters

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

Instruments

Meteorological packages; current profilers; radiometers; CTD; bathythermographs; thermistor chains; satellite positioning systems

Description 
Summary

The data set resulted from an oceanographic survey designed to support the NEAT GIN 89 (September 1989) survey, but also covering the Iceland-Faroes frontal zone. Data collected include thermistor chain, navigation, meteorology, sea surface temperature (from thermistor probe and radiometer), XBT, CTD and shipborne ADCP. Data were collected by the Applied Oceanography Section of the Sonar Performance Division at DRA, Portland. Thermistor chain, sea surface temperature (from thermistor probe and radiometer), XBT, 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 CTD and ADCP data are also stored in the division archive; the latter have been converted to MIDAS format, but, as yet, none 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 identifier1025014
Global identifier324
Last revised2009-05-22