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General
Data set name

Oceanographic environment around the Polar and Arctic fronts, marginal ice zone and under-ice regions (1992)

Data holding centreDefence Evaluation Research Agency
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom 27 February to 14 March 1992
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Barents Sea

Observations 
Parameters

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

Instruments

Meteorological packages; current profilers; CTD; bathythermographs; thermistor chains; single-beam echosounders; multi-beam echosounders; CTD undulators; satellite positioning systems

Description 
Summary

The data set resulted from a survey to investigate the tactical exploitation of Polar and Arctic fronts, Marginal ice zone and under-ice regions. This forms the DRA/UK contribution to SIZEX'92. Data collected included SeaSoar, navigation, surface meteorology, XBT, CTD, echo sounder and shipborne ADCP. Data were collected by the Tactical Exploitation Section of the Sonar Performance Division at DRA, Portland. SeaSoar, navigation, meteorology, XBT and CTD 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 shipborne ADCP data are also stored in the DRA archive 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 identifier1025023
Global identifier333
Last revised2009-05-22