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Microcat, current meter and ADCP data from moorings of the Deep Western Boundary Current array as part of UK OSNAP

Title

Microcat, current meter and ADCP data from moorings of the Deep Western Boundary Current array (Irminger Sea) as part of UK OSNAP (Overturning in the Subpolar North Atlantic Programme)

Author(s) Holliday N.P. (1); Rayner D. (1); Bacon S. (1); Houpert L. (2)

(1) National Oceanography Centre, Southampton; (2) Scottish Association for Marine Science

Subject oceans
Abstract

UK OSNAP (Overturning in the subpolar North Atlantic Programme) is a NERC Large Grant (2013-2018) and forms part of the international OSNAP array put in place to measure the full depth, basin-wide overturning circulation and associate transport of heat and freshwater. The array consists of a series of vertical moorings in the boundaries of the subpolar basins, supplemented by glider missions over shallow topography and floats (RAFOS floats to track the pathways of the overflow waters, and profiling floats to provide temperature and salinity information in the interior basins). This dataset has data from the first two year long deployments (2014 to 2016) of the Deep Western Boundary Current Array in the Irminger Sea, operated by UK OSNAP. The 5 moorings were deployed on cruise KN221-03 (2014), serviced on cruise PE400 (2015), recovered on DY054 (2016). The data sets are timeseries of pressure, temperature, salinity and currents and have been fully processed, calibrated and quality controlled.

Temporal coverage 06 July 2014 - 17 August 2016
Spatial coverage North Atlantic Ocean
File format Delimited
Language English
Discovery metadata record Link to the related European Directory of Marine Environmental Data (EDMED) record
Publisher British Oceanographic Data Centre - Natural Environment Research Council, UK
Publication date 29 October 2018
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) doi:10.5285/6cb6dc0c-7bed-3ca4-e053-6c86abc0b9f0
Short DOI doi:10/cwf4
Citation text Holliday N.P.; Rayner D.; Bacon S.; Houpert L. (2018). Microcat, current meter and ADCP data from moorings of the Deep Western Boundary Current array (Irminger Sea) as part of UK OSNAP (Overturning in the Subpolar North Atlantic Programme) British Oceanographic Data Centre - Natural Environment Research Council, UK. doi:10/cwf4.

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