ADCP Deployments in Faroese Waters 2016 - 2017

Ebba Mortensen, Karin Margretha Húsgarð Larsen, Bogi Hansen, Regin Kristiansen, Svein Østerhus

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This report documents five current meter deployments
in Faroese waters in 2016 – 2017. 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 were located at standard (Nordic
WOCE) sites. In addition to these deployments in Faroese
Waters one ADCP mooring (deployment IFWV1606) was
deployed in the Western Valley on the Iceland-Faroe
Ridge and it is documented separately in Technical
Report 17-03.
At sites NWFB, NWFC and NWNB RDI ADCPs were
placed in the top of single-point moorings. For each
deployment, the ADCP measures the velocity averaged
over a number of depth layers (“bins”). At 20 minute
intervals, the ADCP records the data from all bins into
“ensembles”. Deployment NWFC had a Sea-Bird SBE39
temperature recorder on the mooring, while NWFB had
a Sea-Bird SBE37 that recorded temperature, salinity,
oxygen and pressure. This SBE37 instrument is funded
by the H2020 project AtlantOS (Grant agreement No
At sites PLDA and PLDB an Aanderaa RCM9, a Sea-Bird
MicroCat and other temperature recorders were on
the moorings. The Aanderaa current meters recorded
speed, direction and temperature at
60 minutes intervals, the MicroCats
recorded temperature, salinity and
pressure, while the Starmons and
the SBE56 instruments recorded
temperature only
Original languageEnglish
TypeHavstovan Technical Report
PublisherFaroe Marine Research Institute
Number of pages48
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2017

Publication series

NameHavstovan Technical Reports
Publisher Faroe Marine Research Institute


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