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General
Data set name

Oceanographic environment around the Polar and Arctic fronts, marginal ice zone and under-ice regions (1990)

Data holding centreDefence Evaluation Research Agency
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom 24 April to 4 June 1990
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Arctic front, Fram Strait, Barents Sea

Observations 
Parameters

Air pressure; 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; Temperature of the water column; Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column

Instruments

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

Description 
Summary

The data set resulted from an oceanographic 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-90 programme. Data collected include SeaSoar, meteorology, XBT, CTD, sea surface parameters and pigments. Data were 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. Almost all 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 identifier1025020
Global identifier330
Last revised2009-05-22