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OTO 058/2001

A Study of Circulation in the North West Approaches Region

This report describes the results of an investigation into some of the causes of the variability of currents in the Faroe-Shetland Channel (FSC). This variability contains strong currents that may have a detrimental impact on the safety of oil industry operations. This study has analysed in-situ observations from surface drifters, fixed station survey data, and satellite measurements, and revealed much information about the dynamics of the Faroese Channels, particularly the FSC.

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