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General
Data set name

Sonar/oceanographic environment around the Iceland-Faroes, Jan Mayan and Arctic frontal zones (1987)

Data holding centreDefence Evaluation Research Agency
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom 29 April to 27 July 1987
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Iceland-Faroes frontal zone, Jan Mayan front, Arctic front (Greenland Sea to Norwegian Sea), eastern North Atlantic

Observations 
Parameters

Air pressure; Air temperature; Atmospheric humidity; Electrical conductivity of the water column; Wind strength and direction; Temperature of the water column

Instruments

Meteorological packages; bathythermographs; CTD undulators; CTD; satellite positioning systems

Description 
Summary

The data set resulted from collaboration with COMSUBLANT, FOSM and RAF to investigate exploitation of the sonar/oceanographic environment for surface ships and submarines. This formed the DRA contribution to LANTSUBICEX 1/87. SeaSoar, XBT, CTD, navigation and meteorological data were collected for this experiment. Data were collected by the Tactical Exploitation Section of the Sonar Performance Division at DRA, Portland. All data have been screened for format and data errors and corrected to produce a 'clean' data set.

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 identifier1025009
Global identifier319
Last revised2009-05-22