Accession Number : ADA115295

Title :   Data Summary - XCP Profiles in the Vicinity of the Faeroe Islands during October 1980.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEAN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY NSTL STATION MS

Personal Author(s) : Burns,D A ; Lombard,N V

PDF Url : ADA115295

Report Date : Apr 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 91

Abstract : In support of the Ocean Measurements Program in the Iceland-Faeroe (Subpolar) oceanic front region, Expendable Current Probes (XCP) were deployed at four time series stations and in four circulation regimes. Forty-six of seventy-three probes deployed transmitted usable data. We discuss data editing and matching of CTD and XCP casts. We present vertical profiles of XCP data and CTD data. We discuss the primary water types present and their relationship to the subpolar front. We discuss the determination and variation of bulk Richardson numbers. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Oceanographic data, North Atlantic Ocean, Faroe Islands, Fronts(Oceanography), Ocean currents, Shear properties, Temperature, Salinity, Profiles

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE