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General
Data set name

Oceanographic data collected for Frontal Imaging Verification ERS-1 (1992)

Data holding centreDefence Evaluation Research Agency
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom 30 August to 27 September 1992
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Iceland-Faroes frontal zone, Denmark Strait

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; Skin temperature of the water column

Instruments

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

Description 
Summary

The data set resulted from a thermistor chain survey in support of the ERS-1 two year programme (1991/1992) to investigate the radar imaging of complex ocean frontal regions. Data collected included thermistor chain, navigation, surface meteorology, XBT, CTD, shipborne ADCP and wind speed and direction. Data were collected by the Applied Oceanography Section of the Sonar Performance Division at DRA, Portland. Thermistor chain, 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. All of the navigation and meteorological data and half of the thermistor chain and XBT data have been screened for format and data errors and corrected to produce a 'clean' data set. The CTD, ADCP and sonic anemometer data are also stored in the division archive.

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 identifier1025024
Global identifier334
Last revised2009-05-22