Temporary Data Access

Meridional Overturning Circulation Observed by the Overturning in the Subpolar North Atlantic Program (OSNAP) Array from August 2014 to June 2020

An international effort, Overturning in the Subpolar North Atlantic Program (OSNAP), is a partnership among oceanographers from the US, UK, Germany, the Netherlands, Canada and China whose goal is to measure and understand what drives the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (MOC) and its variability. OSNAP is consisted of about 60 moorings that stretch from Labrador to Greenland to Scotland, providing a continuous record of the full water column, trans-basin volume transports in the subpolar North Atlantic. The first 6 years of data (August 2014 – June 2020) from the full OSNAP array has been used to produce the monthly estimates of the MOC at OSNAP. All data are freely available from www.o-snap.org.

Data management and policy

The full OSNAP data policy and management plan is available online at: https://www.o-snap.org/data/ Before the use and publication of any OSNAP data, users are strongly encouraged to read the full OSNAP data policy. We draw your attention to the following excerpts from that policy:

Any person making use of OSNAP observational data and/or numerical results must communicate with the responsible investigators at the start of the analysis and anticipate that the data collectors will be co-authors of published results.

In cases where investigators choose not to be co-authors on publications that rely on their data, the parties responsible for collecting the data and the sponsoring funding agencies should be acknowledged, including reference to any relevant publications by the originating authors describing the data sets and a reference to the data set itself using its DOI.

OSNAP data are intended for scholarly use by the academic and scientific community, with the express understanding that any such use will properly acknowledge the originating investigator.

The project scientists would appreciate it if you would use the data DOI https://doi.org/10.35090/gatech/70342 and add the following acknowledgement to any publication that use this data: “OSNAP data were collected and made freely available by the OSNAP (Overturning in the Subpolar North Atlantic Program) project and all the national programs that contribute to it (www.o-snap.org).”