ADCP deployments in Faroese Waters 2021 - 2022

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Abstract

This report documents five current meter
deployments in Faroese waters in 2021 – 2022.
Each deployment is identified by an 8-character
label where the first four characters indicate the
site while the last characters show year
and month of deployment. Three of the moorings
(NWFB, NWFC and NWNB) were located at standard
(Nordic WOCE) sites; two moorings (IFRF and IFRG)
were deployed on the Iceland-Faroe Ridge funded
by NCKF (Nationalt Center for Klimaforskning).
At all sites except IFRF, RDI ADCPs (Acoustic Doppler
Current Profiler) were placed in the top of singlepoint
moorings. At site IFRF an RDI ADCP was placed
on the bottom inside a protective aluminium frame.
The ADCP's measure the velocity averaged over
a number of depth layers (“bins”). At 20 minute
intervals, the ADCP's record the data from all
bins into “ensembles” as well as the instruments
heading, pitch, roll and temperature.
In addition to ADCP's the moorings had other
recorders attached. The
MicroCat (SBE 37) at site NWFB recorded pressure,
temperature, salinity and oxygen. The SBE39plus
and SBE56 are temperature recorders only.
Original languageEnglish
TypeTechnical report
PublisherFaroe Marine Research Institute
Number of pages50
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2022

Publication series

NameHavstovan Technical Reports
PublisherFaroe Marine Research Institute
No.6
Volume22

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