Eastward and northward components of ocean current profiles from ADCP taken from small boat in Sarqardleq Fjord adjacent to a tidewater glacier, West Greenland from 2013-07-25 to 2013-07-27 (NCEI Accession 0177127)

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This dataset contains underway ADCP current velocity profiles from Sarqardleq Fjord in West Greenland. Collected with RDI Workhorse 300 kHz ADCP (#14257) during July 25-27, 2013. Data are in netcdf format.
  • Cite as: Straneo, Fiamma; Richards, Clark: Holte, James (2018). Eastward and northward components of ocean current profiles from ADCP taken from small boat in Sarqardleq Fjord adjacent to a tidewater glacier, West Greenland from 2013-07-25 to 2013-07-27 (NCEI Accession 0177127). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0177127. Accessed [date].
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Time Period 2013-07-25 to 2013-07-27
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 68.9484
S: 68.8979
E: -50.284
W: -50.4277
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2018-10-19
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Historical archive - data has been stored in an offline storage facility
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
Submission Package ID: E473HF
Purpose The interaction of the ocean with tidewater glaciers around the margins of the Greenland Ice Sheet is thought to be a key control on ice sheet stability. Thus, understanding the processes which drive melting of the calving fronts of tidewater glaciers by the ocean is fundamental to projections of future global mean sea level rise. Our understanding is however currently limited, partly due to the scarcity of oceanographic data from close to the calving fronts of tidewater glaciers. The primary goal of these ADCP water velocity measurements was to quantify the ocean conditions adjacent to a west Greenland tidewater glacier. In particular, knowledge of the water velocity is highly valuable as these are understood to be one of the two primary variables determining the rate at which the ocean melts the calving front of the glacier.
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Straneo, Fiamma; Richards, Clark: Holte, James (2018). Eastward and northward components of ocean current profiles from ADCP taken from small boat in Sarqardleq Fjord adjacent to a tidewater glacier, West Greenland from 2013-07-25 to 2013-07-27 (NCEI Accession 0177127). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0177127. Accessed [date].
Cited Authors
  • Straneo, Fiamma
  • Richards, Clark: Holte, James
Principal Investigators
  • Fiamma Straneo
  • Clark Richards
Resource Providers
Publishers
Acknowledgments
  • Related Funding Agency: NSF OPP
Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CIRCULATION > OCEAN CURRENTS
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NODC > National Oceanographic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • ADCP > Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > DAVIS STRAIT
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Straneo, Fiamma; Richards, Clark: Holte, James (2018). Eastward and northward components of ocean current profiles from ADCP taken from small boat in Sarqardleq Fjord adjacent to a tidewater glacier, West Greenland from 2013-07-25 to 2013-07-27 (NCEI Accession 0177127). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0177127. Accessed [date].
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Processing Steps
  • 2018-10-19T21:26:07Z - NCEI Accession 0177127 v1.1 was published.
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Processing Steps
  • Parameter or Variable: CURRENT - SPEED - SOUTH COMPONENT [CURRENT SPEED - NORTH/SOUTH COMPONENT (V)] (measured); Units: m/s; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: RDI Workhorse 300 kHz ADCP #14257.
  • Parameter or Variable: CURRENT - SPEED - WEST COMPONENT [CURRENT SPEED - EAST/WEST COMPONENT (U)] (measured); Units: m/s; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: RDI Workhorse 300 kHz ADCP #14257.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • ADCP
Last Modified: 2018-10-20T04:40:23Z
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