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Data set name

Meridional Overturning Exchanges with the Nordic Seas (MOEN) Data Set (2002-2005)

Data holding centreMarine Research Institute
CountryIceland  Iceland
ProjectHydrographic conditions in Icelandic waters
Time period2002-2005
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Northern Icelandic waters

Observations 
Parameters

Salinity of the water column; Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents); Temperature of the water column

Instruments

Current meters; CTD

Description 
Summary

MOEN is a self-contained project of the intercontinental Arctic-Subarctic Ocean Flux (ASOF) Array for European Climate project, which aims at monitoring and understanding the oceanic fluxes of heat, salt and freshwater at high northern latitudes and their effect on global ocean circulation and climate. MOEN will contribute to a better long-term observing system to monitor the exchanges between the North Atlantic and the Nordic Seas from direct and continuous measurements in order to allow an assessment of the effect of anthropogenic climate change on the Meridional Overturning Circulation. This we will be done by measuring and modelling fluxes and characteristics of total Atlantic inflow to the Nordic Seas and of the Iceland-Scotland component of the overflow from the Nordic Seas to the Atlantic. The MRI data set comprises data from CTD sections around Iceland together with data from Aanderaa current meters.

OriginatorsMarine Research Institute
Data web sitehttp://www.bjerknes.uib.no/research/MOEN/index.html
Availability 
OrganisationMarine Research Institute
AvailabilityMoratorium
ContactHedinn Valdimarsson
Address

Marine Research Institute
Skulagata 4 P.O.Box 1390
Reykjavik

IS-121
Iceland

Telephone+354 575 2000
Facsimile+354 575 2001
Emailhv@hafro.is
Administration 
Collating centreMarine Research Institute
Local identifier16001008
Global identifier1417
Last revised2009-01-28