The WOW project is a cooperation between Havstovan (Faroe Marine Research Institute, HAV) and the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) to 1) measure the overflow of cold water from the Arctic into the rest of the World Ocean through the Western Valley of the Iceland-Faroe Ridge, to 2) allow the effects of this flow to be adequately simulated in climate model projections of the thermohaline circulation and the heat transport towards the Arctic, and to 3) design a low-cost monitoring system for this flow.
Bottom Temp 64° 29.13'N 12° 8.19'W Bottom depth: 270m (data uploaded)
ADCP 64° 26.70'N 12° 03.760'W Bottom depth: 407m (recovered)
Bottom Temp 64° 23.86'N 11° 57.51'W Bottom depth: 425m (data uploaded)
Hansen B., Larsen K. M. H. , Quadfasel D., Jochumsen K. 2017. Historical oceanographic observations in the Western Valley. Havstovan no. 17-02. Technical Report. 11 p. http://www.hav.fo/PDF/Ritgerdir/2017/TecRep1702.pdf.
Hansen B., Larsen K. M. H. , Kristiansen R., Mortensen E., Quadfasel D., Jochumsen K., Østerhus S. 2017. Observations from the WOW field experiment in the Western Valley 2016-2017. Havstovan no. 17-03. Technical Report. 15 p. http://www.hav.fo/PDF/Ritgerdir/2017/TecRep1703.pdf
Hansen, B., Larsen, K. M. H., Olsen, S. M., Quadfasel, D., Jochumsen, K., and Østerhus, S.: Overflow of cold water across the Iceland–Faroe Ridge through the Western Valley, Ocean Sci., 14, 871-885, https://doi.org/10.5194/os-14-871-2018, 2018.
Project partners include the Danish Meteorologial Institute
Also reporting to H2020 Blue-Action project
Blue-Action project (The European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, grant agreement No 727852) http://www.blue-action.eu.