NACLIM ADCP Deployments in Faroese Waters 2015 - 2016

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

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This report documents 8 ADCP deployments in
Faroese waters in 2015 – 2016. MicroCats are
included in two of the deployments. An Aanderaa is
included in one and a Starmon in one deployment.
Each deployment is identifi ed by an 8-character
label where the first four characters indicate the
site while the last characters show year
and month of deployment. Most of the moorings
were located at standard (Nordic WOCE) sites.
At sites NWFB, NWFC, NWNB, NWNH, NWSC, and
NWSM RDI ADCPs were placed in the top of singlepoint
moorings. At site NWSQ a “shallow-water” rig
was used, where an RDI ADCP was placed on the
bottom inside a protective aluminum frame.
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”.
An Aanderaa current meter on the mooring line
below one of the ADCPs recorded speed, direction
and temperature at 60 minutes
intervals. The MicroCats attached
to two of the ADCPs recorded
temperature, salinity and pressure
every 10 minutes. The Starmon
attached to one of the ADCPs
recorded temperature every 5
Original languageEnglish
TypeHavstovan Technical Report
PublisherFaroe Marine Research Institute
Number of pages82
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2016

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NameHavstovan Technical Reports
PublisherFaroe Marine Research Institute


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