Ocean current measurements with autonomous instruments

SND-ID: ecds0146-1. Version: 1. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5878/b838-gm06

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Barry Broman - SMHI - Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute

Research principal

SMHI - Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute - SMHI - Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute rorId


Results from current meters: Aanderaa, Geodyne and Sensordata used in various sites depending on several projects within the oceanograhic section at SMH during 1968-1998.

NOTE: This dataset does not meet SND's nominal standards for data reusability.

Datasets are periods of use in the field with given idnames. There is a possibility to search individual datasets via an access database where the search elements are pinfo/sinfo primary/secondary info. Pinfo is similar to measurements of current, temperature and water samples all described in an pdf. Sinfo is dependant on the type of measurement giving depth and variables.

Different datasets from autonomic instruments where quality is due to how well the timestep could be found in classes 0 - 4

Data contains a large amount of unstructured information in different zips and file formats, which are difficult understand without in depth knowledge of the research area. The data is therefore provided 'as is' for anyone who is interested.

Data contains personal data


Method and outcome

Time period(s) investigated

1968 – 1998

Data format / data structure

Data collection
Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Administrative information

Responsible department/unit

SMHI - Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute

Topic and keywords

Research area

Oceanography, hydrology and water resources (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Oceans (INSPIRE topic categories)

Natural environment (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Published: 2021-04-09