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General
Data set name

Hydrographic data in the Faroe-Shetland Channel collected during the Slope Mixing Experiment (September 2005).

Data holding centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time period07 and 23 September 2005
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Faroe-Shetland Channel

Observations 
Parameters

Moored instrument depth; Salinity of the water column; Temperature of the water column

Instruments

Water temperature sensor; CTD

Description 
Summary

This dataset comprises hydrographic data from conductivity and temperature sensors deployed at fixed intervals on moorings within the water column or close to the sea bed on benthic frames. The measurements were collected at five sites within the Faroe – Shetland channel during the FS Poseidon cruise PO328 between 07 and 23 September 2005. The data have been processed, quality controlled and made available by the British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC). The data were collected as part of the Slope Mixing Experiment, a Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory (POL) core Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) funded project, which aimed to estimate slope mixing and its effects on waters in the overturning circulation. Detailed in situ measurements of mixing in the water column) were to be combined with fine resolution 3-D and process models. The experiment was lead by POL, in collaboration with the School of Ocean Sciences, University of Wales, Bangor; the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS); the University of Highlands and Islands and the Institute of Marine Studies (IMS) at the University of Plymouth. The Slope Mixing Experiment dataset also includes conductivity-temperature-depth (CTD) profiles, moored Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers (ADCP), vessel mounted ADCP sensors as well as 3-D and process models. These data are not available from BODC.

OriginatorsBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Data web sitehttps://www.bodc.ac.uk/data/online_delivery/nodb/data_collection/6009/
Availability 
OrganisationBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
AvailabilityLicence
ContactPolly Hadžiabdić (Head of the BODC Requests Team)
Address

British Oceanographic Data Centre
Joseph Proudman Building 6 Brownlow Street
Liverpool
Merseyside
L3 5DA
United Kingdom

Telephone+44 (0) 151 795 4884
Emailenquiries@bodc.ac.uk
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1048SLOPE_MIXING_EXPERIMENT
Global identifier6009
Last revised2016-09-12