Accession Number : ADA190637

Title :   CTD (Conductivity-Temperature-Depth) Measurement from the Norwegian Sea During NORDMEER 87 June 1987, WFS (Wehrforschungsschiff) Planet

Descriptive Note : Technical note 1-20 Jun 1987

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEAN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS

Personal Author(s) : Wiesenburg, Denis A ; Krebs, George F ; Pistek, Pavel

PDF Url : ADA190637

Report Date : Aug 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 134

Abstract : During June 1987, researchers from the Naval Ocean Research and Development Activity (NORDA) participated in a cruise in the Norwegian Sea aboard the WFS PLANET. They collected high precision conductivity temperature depth (CTD) measurements at fifty-one (51) stations using a Neil Brown Mark IIIB CTD with an attached in situ fluorometer. The CTD stations were situated along one transect between the Shetland and Faeroe Islands and along three other transects which crossed frontal boundaries in the Norwegian Sea proper. Many of the stations were coincident with orbits of the Navy's GEOSAT satellite. From these data, the dynamic height at each station will be calculated in order to correlate and verify GEOSAT altimetric measurements with oceanographic data along the altimeter ground tracks. This report describes the preliminary results produced by NORDA from the WFS PLANET cruise, NORDMEER 87. The purpose of the cruise is described and a detailed listing of station locations and data collected are provided. All procedures used for instrument calibration, data collection, verification and processing are given. Vertical profiles of potential temperature, salinity (PSS78), sigma theta and relative chlorophyll fluorescence are presented for each station. A plot of potential temperature versus salinity for each station is also given. Contour plots of temperature and salinity for the four transects are used to describe the different water masses in the region.

Descriptors :   *ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY, *OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, *TEMPERATURE, ALTIMETERS, CALIBRATION, CHLOROPHYLLS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, CONTOURS, DATA ACQUISITION, DATA REDUCTION, DYNAMICS, GEODETIC SURVEYS, GRAPHS, HEIGHT, INSTRUMENTATION, NORWEGIAN SEA, ORBITS, PLOTTING, POSITION(LOCATION), SALINITY, SOUNDING, STATIONS, TABLES(DATA), TRACKING, WATER MASSES

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE