ADCP deployments in Faroese Waters 2022 - 2023

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This report documents four current meter deployments in Faroese waters in 2022 – 2023.
Three of the moorings (NWFB, NWFC and NWNB) were located at standard
(Nordic WOCE) sites; two moorings (IFRG and IFRH) were deployed on the Iceland-Faroe Ridge funded by Jens Smeds Oceanografiske Fond and NCKF (Nationalt Center for Klimaforskning).
At all sites except IFRH, RDI ADCPs (Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler) were placed in the top of single-point moorings. At site IFRH 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, oxygen and salinity. The SBE39plus and SBE56 are temperature recorders only.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherFaroe Marine Research Institute
Number of pages42
Publication statusPublished - 12 Dec 2023

Publication series

NameHavstovan Technical Reports
PublisherFaroe Marine Research Institute


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