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Data set name

Thermal structure of the Iceland-Faroes frontal zone (1985)

Data holding centreDefence Evaluation Research Agency
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom 11 September to 9 October 1985
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Iceland-Faroes and Norwegian Current Frontal Zones, eastern North Atlantic

Observations 
Parameters

Bioluminescence parameters; Air pressure; Air temperature; Electrical conductivity of the water column; Wind strength and direction; Vertical velocity of the water column (currents); Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents); Temperature of the water column

Instruments

Meteorological packages; sea level recorders; current profilers; bathythermographs; satellite positioning systems; water body temperature sensor; thermistor chains

Description 
Summary

The data set has resulted from an investigation into the thermal structure of the Iceland-Faroes frontal zone, to allow interpretation of the spatial complexity of the frontal zone in terms of acoustic propagation. In addition to the thermistor chain data, navigation, meteorological (paper records), sea surface temperature, XBT, CTD, expendable current profiler (XCP), bioluminescence and sea depth data were gathered. Data were collected by the Applied Oceanography Section of the Sonar Performance Division at DRA, Portland. Thermistor chain, sea surface temperature and navigation data are stored in the DRA archive system and have been processed to the DRA standard MIDAS user data file format. These data have been screened for format and data errors and corrected to produce a 'clean' data set. The XBT and sea depth data are also stored in the division archive, but have not been screened and are not stored under the MIDAS system.

OriginatorsDefence Evaluation Research Agency
References

Geddes, N.R. (1993) Measured Data Sets held by DRA Sonar Performance Division (1993)., Report DRA/US/USSF/TM93201/1.0

Availability 
OrganisationDefence Evaluation Research Agency
AvailabilityLicence
ContactDr. Graham Jackson
Address

Defence Evaluation Research Agency
Winfrith Technology Centre
Winfrith
Dorchester
DT2 8XJ
United Kingdom

Telephone+44 1305 212763
Emailgjackson@dera.gov.uk
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1025004
Global identifier314
Last revised2009-05-22