Accession Number : ADA118205

Title :   Arctic Ice Dynamics Joint Experiment 1975-1976. Physical Oceanography Data Report, Salinity, Temperature and Depth Data, Camp Big Bear. Volume IV.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : LAMONT-DOHERTY GEOLOGICAL OBSERVATORY PALISADES NY

Personal Author(s) : Bauer,Edward ; Hunkins,Kenneth ; Manley,T O ; Tiemann,Werner

PDF Url : ADA118205

Report Date : Feb 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 406

Abstract : A total of 1391 STD (CTD) stations were taken from four manned drifting ice camps in the Artic Ocean during the Arctic Ice Dynamics Joint Experiment (AIDJEX) from April 1975 to April 1976. Profiles were taken at least one a day from the surface to 750 meters at all camps and weekly casts to 3000 meters were taken at the main camp. Between casts all stations ran time series by holding the sensor at a fixed depth within the pycnocline; however, these data are not discussed. Plessey Model 9040 STD units were used at all camps and data were simultaneously recorded digitally on magnetic tape and graphically on analog charts. The profile data from the digital tapes were smoothed using a running average. The differing response times of the temperature and salinity sensors were corrected for thermal lag by varying a lag correction until one value gave nearly congruent traces on a T-S diagram for the descending and ascending parts of the cast. A salinity drift which occurred when the sensors were stopped for bottle sampling was also taken into account during data reduction. Whenever the digital data logging (DDL) system failed to work properly, manually digitized analog traces provided data backup. These profiles, however, are not considered to be as accurate as those processed from tape.

Descriptors :   *Oceanographic data, Arctic Ocean, Depth, Temperature, Salinity, Density, Profiles, Time series analysis, Acoustic velocity, Specific volume, Measurement, Tables(Data)

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE