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Svalbard Fjord Conductivity, Temperature, Depth Data, 2001-2004


This data set includes vertical ocean profiles of temperature, salinity and backscatter beneath ice cover in Svalbard Fjord, Norway. The data were collected by a Seabird Conductivity, Temperature, Depth (CTD) system mounted on a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) on three trips: the north side of Van Mijenfjorden in March 2001; the south of Van Mijenfjorden in March 2004; the south of Van Mijenfjorden in June 2004. To address the differences between theory and observation regarding the rate of ice formation, supercooling in the ocean boundary layer, and the effective diffusivities of heat and salt, the small-scale physics of sea ice formation were studied. This data set is available as tab-delimited ASCII text files.

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  • 1.0 (2011-09-14)
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Spatial Type point
Frequency continuous
Language English
Grant Code OPP-0082687

Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 2001-03-07 00:00:00
End datetime 2004-06-11 23:59:59

Spatial coverage

Maximum (North) Latitude: 77.75, Minimum (South) Latitude: 75.75
Minimum (West) Longitude: 14.96, Maximum (East) Longitude: 14.98

Primary point of contact information

James H. (Jamie) Morison <>

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Example citation following ESIP guidelines:

Morison, J., Wettlaufer, J. 2011. Svalbard Fjord Conductivity, Temperature, Depth Data, 2001-2004. Version 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 23 Sep 2017.

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