KÖGUR - Project Overview

The Kögur project sets out to advance our knowledge of the upstream circulation in the Denmark Strait by quantifying all of the pathways of overflow water using moorings and ship-board measurements.

Original vectors

The Mooring Array

Click on any of the moorings in the diagram below to access the corresponding mooring page.

KGA1 KGA2 KGA3 KGA4 KGA5 KGA6 KGA7 KGA8 KGA9 KGA10 KGA11 KGA12

CTD Surveys

KN203

Chief Scientist
Bob Pickart
Cruise Dates
Aug 21 - Sep 28 2011

JR267

Chief Scientist
Bob Pickart
Cruise Dates
July 27 - Sep 4 2012

 

Historical Gridded Data

CTD data for 111 occupations of the Latrabjarg line across Denmark Strait between 1990-2012.
This includes the original station data and gridded sections of hydrographic variables.
See Mastropole et al. (2016) Journal of Geophysical Research, 122, 306-321, doi:10.1002/2016JCO120071.

Array Products

Timeseries of gridded vertical sections of hydrographic variables and velocity from the Kogur mooring array.
See Harden et al. (2016) Deep-Sea Research I, 112, 94-112.

Historical Gridded Data

Presentations from Kögur Meetings

2013 Meeting 1 - Feb 4-5 , Reykjavik, Iceland

Relationship between sill conditions at Denmark Strait and the downstream DWBC

Speaker
Robert Pickart
Authors
R. Pickart; W-J. von Appen; D. Mastropole; H. Valdimarsson; D. Quadfasel

Revised circulation scheme north of the Denmark Strait

Speaker
Kjetil Vage
Authors
Kjetil Våge, UiB; Bob Pickart, WHOI; Mike Spall, WHOI; Kent Moore, UoT; Héðinn Valdimarsson, MRI; Dan Torres, WHOI; Svetlana Erofeeva, OSU; Jan Even Ø. Nilsen, NERSC

Original vectors

Cruise Outreach

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JR267

"On 26 July, 2012 the northbound British Royal Research Ship James Clark Ross left Reykjavik, Iceland for a thirty-day expedition along the East Greenland Coast to the High-Arctic island of Spitsbergen..."

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KN203

"For the first time ever, we will lay a string of instruments across the entire Denmark Strait. These will remain in the water for a full year gathering new data to answer long-delayed questions... "