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General
Data set name

Oceanographic environment around the Polar and Arctic fronts, marginal ice zone and under-ice regions (1989)

Data holding centreDefence Evaluation Research Agency
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom 23 April to 3 June 1989
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Rockall Trough, Marginal ice zone, North Atlantic

Observations 
Parameters

Carotenoid and flavenoid pigment concentrations in water bodies; Air temperature; Electrical conductivity of the water column; Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies; Wind strength and direction; Salinity of the water column; Temperature of the water column; Wave height and period statistics; Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column

Instruments

Meteorological packages; fluorometers; CTD; bathythermographs; discrete water samplers; autoanalysers; spectrophotometers; CTD undulators

Description 
Summary

The data set resulted from a survey to investigate the tactical exploitation of the of Polar and Arctic Fronts, Marginal ice zone and under- ice regions. This forms the DRA contribution to the ICEX-89 programme. Data collected include SeaSoar, meteorology, XBT, CTD, sea surface parameters and pigments. Data collected by the Tactical Exploitation Section of the Sonar Performance Division at DRA, Portland. All data have been screened for format and data errors and corrected to produce a 'clean' data set. Half of the SeaSoar data are stored in the DRA archive system and have been processed to the DRA standard MIDAS user data file format.

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 identifier1025017
Global identifier327
Last revised2009-05-22