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General
Data set name

North Atlantic Ocean Weather Ship CTD/Water Bottle Data

Data holding centreInternational Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
CountryDenmark  Denmark
Time periodOWS A- 1954 to 1974 OWS B- 1928 to 1974 OWS C- 1910 to 1973 OWS C- 1975 to 1982 OWS C- 1975 to 1985 (Daily means) OWS C- 1983 to 1990 (TESAC) OWS D- 1962 to 1984 OWS E- 1910 to 1979 OWS H- 1927 to 1982 OWS I- 1955 to 1975 OWS J- 1950 to 1975 OWS K- 1949 to 1973 OWS L- 1975 to 1989 OWS M- 1948 to 1998 OWS S- 1913 to 1987
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Locations below are central points +- 30 minutes OWS A 62 00N 33 00W OWS B 56 30N 51 00W OWS C 52 48N 35 30W OWS C 52 48N 35 30W OWS D 44 00N 41 00W OWS E 35 00N 48 00W OWS H 38 00N 71 00W OWS I 59 00N 19 00W OWS J 52 30N 20 00W OWS K 45 00N 16 00W OWS L 57 00N 20 00W OWS M 66 00N 02 00E OWS S 32 10N 64 30W

Observations 
Parameters

Date and time; Salinity of the water column; Temperature of the water column

Description 
Summary

The dataset consists of CTD/water bottle data collected by the Ocean Weather Ship (OWS) programme in the North Atlantic. This programme was conducted mainly in the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, and early 1980s. It presently consists of only the OWS M which is stationed in the Norwegian Sea. Many of the data in this programme were compiled by the ICES Service Hydrographique, but data available from here additionally includes data sets that were compiled by NODC in Washington, USA. These latter data may not be specifically data collected by the Weather Ships, but have been compiled from data available in the region of the Weather Ships. Specific details for each OWS location is as follows:

  OWS A 62 00N 33 00W - 1954 to 1974 
  OWS B 56 30N 51 00W - 1928 to 1974 
  OWS C 52 48N 35 30W - 1910 to 1973 
  OWS C 52 48N 35 30W - 1975 to 1982 
  OWS C 52 48N 35 30W - 1975 to 1985 (Daily means) 
  OWS C 52 48N 35 30W - 1983 to 1990 (TESAC) 
  OWS D 44 00N 41 00W - 1962 to 1984 
  OWS E 35 00N 48 00W - 1910 to 1979 
  OWS H 38 00N 71 00W - 1927 to 1982 
  OWS I 59 00N 19 00W - 1955 to 1975 
  OWS J 52 30N 20 00W - 1950 to 1975 
  OWS K 45 00N 16 00W - 1949 to 1973 
  OWS L 57 00N 20 00W - 1975 to 1989 
  OWS M 66 00N 02 00E - 1948 to 1998  
  OWS S 32 10N 64 30W - 1913 to 1987

OriginatorsInternational Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
Data web sitehttp://ocean.ices.dk/HydChem/HydChem.aspx?plot=yes
Availability 
OrganisationInternational Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
AvailabilityLicence; unrestricted
ContactNot supplied (General Secretary)
Address

International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
H. C. Andersens Boulevard 44-46
Copenhagen V

DK-1553
Denmark

Telephone0045 3338 6700
Facsimile+45 3393 4215
Emailinfo@ices.dk
Administration 
Collating centreInternational Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
Local identifier7001023
Global identifier1441
Last revised2009-02-13