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Physical oceanographic data from West Greenland

Data holding centreDanish Meteorological Institute, Oceanographic Section
CountryDenmark  Denmark
Time periodFrom 1950 - 1992 (current meter data only until 1989)
Geographical area

Davis Strait (between 59degN and 71degN and between 44degW and 60degW); Current meters at two positions: 63° 48'N 51° 28'W and 63° 56'N 50° 57'W


Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies; Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column; Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column; Salinity of the water column; Silicate concentration parameters in the water column; Dissolved inorganic nitrogen concentration in the water column; Temperature of the water column; Urea concentration parameters in the water column; Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column


The data set covers vertical profiles of temperature, salinity and in some cases also nutrients and oxygen measured at the NAFO standard sections along the West Greenland coastline as well as on stations operated in connection with fisheries research in the same area. The data are quality controlled. The current meter data includes current speed and direction, temperature and salinity sampled hourly at 10 and 30 metres depth. The data are collected by Danish Meteorological Institute and are managed by the institution according to a contract with Greenland Institute for Natural Resources.

OriginatorsDanish Meteorological Institute, Oceanographic Section
OrganisationDanish Meteorological Institute, Oceanographic Section
ContactErik Buch

Danish Meteorological Institute, Oceanographic Section
Lyngbyvej 100

DK 2100 Ø

Collating centreAarhus University, Department of Bioscience, Marine Ecology Roskilde
Local identifier13019005
Global identifier1112
Last revised2009-03-17