Articles | Volume 12, issue 2
Ocean Sci., 12, 451–470, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-12-451-2016
Ocean Sci., 12, 451–470, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-12-451-2016

Research article 15 Mar 2016

Research article | 15 Mar 2016

Volume transport and mixing of the Faroe Bank Channel overflow from one year of moored measurements

Jenny E. Ullgren et al.

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One-year long moored measurements of currents and hydrographic properties in the overflow region of the Faroe Bank Channel have provided a more accurate observational-based estimate of the volume transport, entrainment, and eddy diffusivities associated with the overflow plume. The data set resolves the temporal variability and covers the entire lateral and vertical extent of the plume.