Metadata Report for BODC Series Reference Number 768615
No Problem Report Found in the Database
Academic domain data
These data have no specific confidentiality restrictions for academic users. However, users must acknowledge data sources as it is not ethical to publish data without proper attribution. Any publication or other output resulting from usage of the data should include an acknowledgment.
The recommended acknowledgment is:
"This study uses data from data source/organisation/programme, provided by the British Oceanographic Data Centre and funded by the funding body."
LEACOAST-2 Bedform Morphology - BODC Processing
The data were received by BODC in an Excel spreadsheet. The files were transferred to BODC's internal QXF format using the Matlab transfer function 410. The originator's data were mapped to BODC parameter codes as detailed below:
|Originator's ID||Units||Description||BODC Parameter Code||Units||Comment|
|Eastings||Metres||Eastings (Ordnance Survey OSGB36 grid)||EASTOSG1||Millimetres||Unit conversion (x1000)|
|Northings||Metres||Northings (Ordnance Survey OSGB36 grid)||NRTHOSG1||Millimetres||Unit conversion (x1000)|
Following their transfer to QXF format, the data were screened for any potential problems.
LEACOAST-2 Bedform Morphology - Originator's Data Processing
Bedform wavelength measurements were taken at 81 different points near the sea defences at Sea Palling by an undergradute student from UEA on 16/06/2006. A 2-D rotary side scan sonar, mounted on a benthic lander with an Aquadopp, was deployed from the fishing vessel "Fair Maiden". These data are included as part of the LEACOAST-2 project, which aims to evaluate the effects of shore-parallel breakwaters in tidal environments on coastal morphology.
During the floods of January 1953, Europe's worst natural disaster for over two centuries, the Norfolk coastline suffered a great deal of damage. The serious breach of the sea defences at Sea Palling warranted the largest scheme of offshore reefs in the UK to be built to protect the coast and the low-lying farm land behind it.
These shore-parallel reefs were constructed in two phases. An increased understanding of the performance of the reefs following the first phase of construction allowed the second phase to be designed to provide sufficient sea defence but control the levels of environmental impact.
The LEACOAST2 (Liverpool - East Anglia Coastal Study 2) project is a 3-year programme (2006-2009) funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. LEACOAST2 aims to:
- Evaluate the effects of the breakwaters on the whole beach system over two years
- Provide enhanced tools for improving the design guidelines for coastal defences
The research is focussed on:
- Developing existing numerical models of the environmental processes at the breakwaters to include new factors such as waves breaking over the structures
- Testing the sensitivities of several models of the local environment
- Developing and testing an engineering model to predict long-term changes in beach shape
- Extensive measurements of the waves, currents and beach shape to provide data for the models and to identify sediment transport pathways
- Long-term monitoring of the change in coastline shape using advanced video and radar techniques
- Improving the understanding of how the shore-parallel breakwaters at Sea Palling operate and interact with sediment sources and adjacent areas to provide better coastal management
Over months and years, the sea defences at Sea Palling interact with the adjacent beaches. To include these beaches within the LEACOAST2 programme the researchers use computer models, advanced field monitoring equipment and make measurements on the beach and just offshore at Sea Palling.
The field measurements include:
- Rapid Global Positioning System (GPS) surveys
- Acoustic current meters
- 5-camera video system
- X-band radar
- Side-scan sonar imaging of bedforms
|Principal Scientist(s)||John Bacon (University of East Anglia School of Environmental Sciences)|
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No Fixed Station Information held for the Series
The following single character qualifying flags may be associated with one or more individual parameters with a data cycle:
|<||Below detection limit|
|>||In excess of quoted value|
|A||Taxonomic flag for affinis (aff.)|
|B||Beginning of CTD Down/Up Cast|
|C||Taxonomic flag for confer (cf.)|
|E||End of CTD Down/Up Cast|
|G||Non-taxonomic biological characteristic uncertainty|
|I||Taxonomic flag for single species (sp.)|
|K||Improbable value - unknown quality control source|
|L||Improbable value - originator's quality control|
|M||Improbable value - BODC quality control|
|O||Improbable value - user quality control|
|0||no quality control|
|2||probably good value|
|3||probably bad value|
|6||value below detection|
|7||value in excess|
|A||value phenomenon uncertain|
|Q||value below limit of quantification|