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Water temperature, salinity, and velocity taken by CTD and ADCP from a small boat and remote-controlled surface vehicle from 2012-07-16 to 2012-07-25 in Sarqardleq Fjord, Greenland (NCEI Accession 0210572)

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This dataset contains water temperature, salinity, and velocity taken by CTD and ADCP during 2012-07-16 to 2012-07-25 in Sarqardleq Fjord, Greenland. These data address 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 measurements was to quantify the ocean conditions adjacent to a west Greenland tidewater glacier. In particular, knowledge of the water temperature and water velocity is highly valuable as these are understood to be the two primary variables determining the rate at which the ocean melts the calving front of the glacier.

These temperature, salinity, and velocity data were collected near a tidewater glacier in Sarqardleq Fjord, West Greenland during July 2012. Data are in NetCDF.
  • Cite as: Straneo, Fiammetta (2020). Water temperature, salinity, and velocity taken by CTD and ADCP from a small boat and remote-controlled surface vehicle from 2012-07-16 to 2012-07-25 in Sarqardleq Fjord, Greenland (NCEI Accession 0210572). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0210572. Accessed [date].
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Time Period 2012-07-16 to 2012-07-25
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 69.0285
S: 68.8992
E: -50.2828
W: -50.559
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Publication Dates
  • publication: 2020-05-27
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
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Submission Package ID: JY5YXM
Purpose This dataset is available to the public for a wide variety of uses including scientific research and analysis.
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  • Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives.
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  • Cite as: Straneo, Fiammetta (2020). Water temperature, salinity, and velocity taken by CTD and ADCP from a small boat and remote-controlled surface vehicle from 2012-07-16 to 2012-07-25 in Sarqardleq Fjord, Greenland (NCEI Accession 0210572). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0210572. Accessed [date].
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  • Related Funding Agency: National Science Foundation
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  • oceanography
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  • Cite as: Straneo, Fiammetta (2020). Water temperature, salinity, and velocity taken by CTD and ADCP from a small boat and remote-controlled surface vehicle from 2012-07-16 to 2012-07-25 in Sarqardleq Fjord, Greenland (NCEI Accession 0210572). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0210572. Accessed [date].
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  • Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
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  • 2020-05-27T22:02:16Z - NCEI Accession 0210572 v1.1 was published.
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  • Parameter or Variable: WATER TEMPERATURE (measured); Units: degrees C; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: RBR XR-620 CTD.
  • Parameter or Variable: SALINITY (measured); Units: practical salinity unit; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: RBR XR-620 CTD.
  • Parameter or Variable: CURRENT SPEED - NORTH/SOUTH COMPONENT (V) (measured); Units: m/s; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: RDI Workhorse 300 kHz ADCP.
  • Parameter or Variable: CURRENT SPEED - EAST/WEST COMPONENT (U) (measured); Units: m/s; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: RDI Workhorse 300 kHz ADCP.
  • Parameter or Variable: WATER TEMPERATURE (measured); Units: degrees C; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: Sippican XCTD-1 probe.
  • Parameter or Variable: SALINITY (measured); Units: practical salinity unit; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: Sippican XCTD-1 probe.
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  • ADCP
  • CTD
  • XCTD
Last Modified: 2021-10-17T09:27:08Z
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