Data sets in PT5

Model results:

  • Results from a simulation using the Miami Isopycnic Coordinate Ocean Model (MICOM; Bleck and Boudra, 1986) coupled to NERSC's Hibler ice model. The simulation has a resolution of approximately 20 km in the Nordic Seas for the period 1958-present; from NERSC.
  • Results from a simulation using the Navy's Layered Ocean Model (NLOM; Wallcraft, 1991) with a resolution of 1/16° for the period 1979-present; from the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Stennis, MS, USA. Results will be studied for a subdomain within the North Atlantic Ocean from a semi-global run.

Satellite and other remote sensing data:

  • Gridded sea level altimeter data for the North Atlantic Ocean from the Modular Ocean Data Assimilation System (MODAS; Fox et al., 1992) for the period 1993-present; from NRL.
  • Gridded sea level data for regions adjacent to the Iceland-Faroe-Shetland-Scotland ridge for the period 1992-present; from Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
  • Ice cover data for the Arctic Ocean from passive microwave data (SMMR and SSM/I) for the period 1978-2000; from NERSC.
  • Ice thickness data from upward-looking sonar for the period 198?-present(?); from the UK and US Navy.

In situ ocean and ice data:

  • Hydrography from CTD casts for regions adjacent to the Iceland-Faroe-Shetland-Scotland ridge for the period 1992-present; from Nordic WOCE and the EU project "Variability of Exchanges in the Northern Seas".
  • Hydrography from the "Svin°y section" (62°22'N, 05°12'E to 64°44'N on the prime median), for the period 1978-present; from UiB GFI.
  • Hydrography from Russian sections "5S" along 63°00'N, and "6S" along 65°45'N in the Norwegian Sea; for the period 1949-present during May/June.
  • Current measurements from the "Svin°y section" in the southern Norwegian Sea, for the period 1995-present; from UiB GFI.
  • Current measurements from the Iceland-Scotland ridge, for the period 1997-1999; from the EU project "Variability of Exchanges in the Northern Seas".
  • Ice thickness data from drifting ice stations for the period 1972-present; from Russian sources.
  • River-run-off data from the major Siberian rivers for the period 1950-present; from Russian sources.
  • Oceanographic data from the Artic Sea and the Greenland Sea; from Russian sources.

Atmospheric data:

  • Reanalyzed atmospheric flux data for the period 1958-present; from NCEP/NCAR. The data set is global and results for an appropriate subdomain will be studied.
  • Atmospheric data for the period 1979-present (reanalysis product for 1979-1994, operational product for 1995-present); from ECMWF. The data set is global and results for an appropriate subdomain will be studied.
Note that this list is incomplete, but the main sources of information are listed above.

Arne Melsom
Last modified: Fri Mar 30 13:16:40 GMT 2001