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Data set name

Compilation of Surface Currents of the equatorial Indian Ocean (1856 -1974)

Data holding centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom 1856 to 1974
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Indian Ocean

Observations 
Parameters

Lagrangian currents and transport rates in the water column

Instruments

Unknown

Description 
Summary

The data set comprises of measurements of surface currents collected across the Indian Ocean in the region 50 E (the Gulf of Aden) to 100 E and 25 S to 10 N. The data were collected between 1854 and 1974. The surface currents, measured from ships' drift, have been compiled into 10 day periods and 1 degree latitude-longitude squares. For each of these the vector mean of all of the observations from all years has been calculated. With this amount of subdivision, coverage is often sparse and sometimes non-existent. The source material for this atlas was obtained from the UK Meteorological Office archive of historical surface currents and this data set was compiled by the Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Deacon Laboratory (IOSDL).

OriginatorsInstitute of Oceanographic Sciences Wormley Laboratory
References

Cutler, A.N. and Swallow, J.C. (1984) Surface Currents of the Indian Ocean (to 25° S, 100° E).,

Availability 
OrganisationBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
AvailabilityLicence
ContactPolly Hadžiabdić (Head of the BODC Requests Team)
Address

British Oceanographic Data Centre
Joseph Proudman Building 6 Brownlow Street
Liverpool
Merseyside
L3 5DA
United Kingdom

Telephone+44 (0) 151 795 4884
Emailenquiries@bodc.ac.uk
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1048046
Global identifier183
Last revised2010-09-27