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Temperature and Salinity from CTD Data on the Faroe-Cape Wrath Section

This data set of CTD and/or STD profiles at stations on the Faroe-Cape Wrath (FCW) hydrographic section has been collected on cruises under many different projects and programmes undertaken by Marine Scotland, the Faroe Marine Research Institute and the University of Hamburg since 2009. After initial quality assurance by the data originator, the individual CTD/STD profiles at stations on the section have been grouped together to form sections from Shetland to the Faroe Islands, at specific time intervals. Where stations were skipped or sections incomplete, a fill value has been applied.

doi: 
10.7489/12055-1
Citation: 
Berx, B., Larsen, K.M., Hindson, J., Hatun, H., Jochumsen, K., Marine Scotland Science Oceanography Group and Havstovan Group. 2018.Temperature and salinity on the Faroe-Cape Wrath (NWZ) Standard Hydrographic Section, part of the Faroe-Shetland Channel Transport Mooring Array. doi: 10.7489/12055-1

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FieldValue
Publisher
Modified
2018-03-20
Release Date
2018-03-20
Identifier
03fb7d7c-0b70-4eef-9c39-8e9eecb819cd
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Area
POLYGON ((-6.9782964885235 58.310690384968, -6.9782964885235 61.397814179666, -5.8064232766628 61.397814179666, -5.8064232766628 58.310690384968))
Temporal Coverage
Monday, February 23, 2009 - 00:00
Language
English (United Kingdom)
License
UK Open Government Licence (OGL)
Data Dictionary

The temperature and conductivity (salinity) data have been screened by the data originator for spikes and other erroneous values and these have been removed.
The originator has also calibrated the conductivity/salinity sensor using salinity samples collected at sea. Salinity has been calculated using UNESCO 1983 algorithm.

Format: netcdf4

Global Attributes:
creation_date = '23-Oct-2017 09:59:36'
creator_name = 'Bee Berx, Marine Scotland Science'
creator_email = 'b.berx@marlab.ac.uk'
project_name = 'Faroe-Shetland Channel Transport Mooring Array'
summary = 'Temperature and Salinity on the Faroe-Cape Wrath/NWZ Standard Hydrographic Section' acknowledgement = 'Please cite doi:10.7489/12055-1'

Dimensions:
pressure = 1226
station = 19
time = 33
txt = 20

Variables:

time
Size: 33x1
Dimensions: time
Datatype: double
Attributes: long_name = 'Average Time of Section'
units = 'days since 1-Jan-1950'

pressure
Size: 1226x1
Dimensions: pressure
Datatype: double
Attributes: long_name = 'Pressure/Depth'
units = 'decibars'

stn_order
Size: 19x1
Dimensions: station
Datatype: double
Attributes: long_name = 'Station Order on FCW Section (from Faroe Isl.)'
units = 'none'

lat
Size: 19x1
Dimensions: station
Datatype: double
Attributes: long_name = 'Latitude'
units = 'degrees_north'

lon
Size: 19x1
Dimensions: station
Datatype: double
Attributes: long_name = 'Longitude'
units = 'degrees_east'

bathy
Size: 19x1
Dimensions: station
Datatype: double
Attributes: long_name = 'Water Depth/Bathymetry from EMODNet Bathymetry'
units = 'm (positive down)'

stn_ID_num
Size: 19x1
Dimensions: station
Datatype: double
Attributes: long_name = 'Station Numeric ID on FCW Section'
units = 'none'

stn_ID_name
Size: 19x20
Dimensions: station,txt
Datatype: char
Attributes: long_name = 'Station Name ID on FCW Section'
units = 'none'

cruise_ID_name
Size: 33x20
Dimensions: time,txt
Datatype: char
Attributes: long_name = 'Cruise Identifier'
units = 'none'

ctd_time
Size: 19x33
Dimensions: station,time
Datatype: double
Attributes: long_name = 'CTD Cast Time'
units = 'days since 1-Jan-1950'
_FillValue = NaN

ctd_lon
Size: 19x33
Dimensions: station,time
Datatype: double
Attributes: long_name = 'CTD Cast Longitude'
units = 'degrees_east'
_FillValue = NaN

ctd_lat Size: 19x33
Dimensions: station,time
Datatype: double
Attributes: long_name = 'CTD Cast Latitude'
units = 'degrees_north'
_FillValue = NaN

ctd_hydronum
Size: 19x33
Dimensions: station,time
Datatype: double
Attributes: long_name = 'CTD Cast Hydrographic Station Number'
units = 'none'
_FillValue = NaN

ctd_sound
Size: 19x33
Dimensions: station,time
Datatype: double
Attributes: long_name = 'CTD Cast Sounding'
units = 'm (positive down)'
_FillValue = NaN

temp
Size: 1226x19x33
Dimensions: pressure,station,time
Datatype: double
Attributes: long_name = 'Temperature'
units = 'degrees Celsius'
_FillValue = NaN

Contact Name
Marine Scotland Science
Contact Email
Public Access Level
Public