Hydrographic station data from the Greenland Sea Project

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Data holding centreInternational Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
CountryDenmark  Denmark
Time periodFrom 1987 to 1990
Geographical area

Greenland Sea


Salinity of the water column; Temperature of the water column


The Greenland Sea Project was developed by the Arctic Ocean Science Board, and was designed to enhance understanding of large scale and long-term processes in the Greenland Sea. The processes inducing the formation and characteristic properties of Greenland Sea Deep water, and the admixture of this with Arctic Ocean Bottom Water to form the Norwegian Sea Deep Water commanded special attention. Initial data management of this data set was undertaken by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, California, and the processed data set was passed to the ICES Secretariat for long-term archival. The number of deep water stations contained in this data set is 350, of which 157 include chemical measurements. Five countries participated, namely Canada, Germany, Iceland, Norway, and USA. Full details of shipborne observations, including information about the data held in this data set and elsewhere, is contained in the PC-based ICES ROSCOP database. The ROSCOP database can also be interrogated on-line via a web-interface.

OriginatorsInternational Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
Data web site
OrganisationInternational Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
ContactNot supplied (General Secretary)

International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
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Telephone0045 3338 6700
Facsimile+45 3393 4215
Collating centreInternational Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
Local identifier7001011
Global identifier1430
Last revised2009-02-19