Joint North Sea Data Acquisition Project (JONSDAP) 1976 Current Meter Data Set
Entry ID: BODC_JONSDAP_CurrentMeter

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Summary
Abstract: The Joint North Sea Data Acquisition Project (JONSDAP 76) was an
international undertaking in the North Sea during March to June
1976. It consisted of two parts: FLEX, the Fladen Ground Experiment,
and INOUT, the inflows of water of the whole North Sea as well as the
internal movements.

The INOUT period was 15 March to 25 April. Automatically recording
current (and usually temperature) meters were deployed at 83 positions
and off-shore tide gauges at 11 positions. More than 10 ships carried
out hydrographic work at various stations.

The FLEX period was 25 March to 15 June. The central position in the
FLEX square was continually occupied by at least one (German)
ship. During the latter half of the period there was increased
activity from about 15 ships. There were nearly 20 positions with more
than 80 automatically recording instruments (some overlapping with
INOUT) and 15 over-flights with aircraft.

The moored current meter data collected during JONSDAP 76 have been
compiled into a data set comprising approximately 250 data series. The
data were collected by 13 laboratories in 8 countries.

The data set is available from BODC on magnetic tape, floppy disk or
via ftp over Internet.

[This description was derived from the BODC WWW pages.]

Geographic Coverage
 N: 60.0 S: 51.0  E: 8.0  W: -3.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1976-03-01
Stop Date: 1976-06-30


Location Keywords
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH SEA
CONTINENT > EUROPE


Science Keywords
OCEANS >OCEAN CIRCULATION >OCEAN CURRENTS    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN TEMPERATURE >WATER TEMPERATURE    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
OCEANS


Platform
MOORINGS    [Information]


Instrument
CURRENT METERS    [Information]


Project
JONSDAP76 >Joint North Sea Data Acquisition Project    [Information]


Keywords
AANDERAA CURRENT METER
CURRENT DIRECTION
CURRENT SPEED
IDN_NODE GSFC/BODC
NORTH SEA


Originating Center
BODC


Data Center
British Oceanographic Data Centre, Natural Environment Research Council, United Kingdom    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.bodc.ac.uk/

Data Center Personnel
Name: BODC ENQUIRIES OFFICER
Phone: +44 (0) 151 795 4884
Fax: +44 (0) 151 795 4912
Email: enquiries at bodc.ac.uk
Contact Address:
British Oceanographic Data Centre
Joseph Proudman Building
6 Brownlow Street
City: Liverpool
Postal Code: L3 5DA
Country: UK



Distribution
Distribution_Media: Online (FTP)


Personnel
MELANIE F. MEAUX
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: gsfc-gcmduso at mail.nasa.gov



Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2000-10-10

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