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General
Data set name

Geophysical data from the continental margin to the west of the British Isles (1976, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1984)

Data holding centreUniversity of Edinburgh, Department of Geology and Geophysics
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodOctober 1976; from 25 March to 12 April 1977; from 27 March to 11 April 1979; from 02 to 16 April 1980; from 06 to 20 June 1984
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Continental margin southwest of the British Isles (48degN to 56° N, 10° W to 20° W)

Observations 
Parameters

Gravity; Bathymetry and Elevation; Magnetics

Instruments

Single-beam echosounders; multi-beam echosounders; gravimeters; magnetometers

Description 
Summary

The data set comprises geophysical data collected on five cruises (RRS Shackleton 5/76, 4/77 and 3/79, RRS Challenger 6/80 and 1/84) to the continental margin to the west of the British Isles. Altogether, these cruises collected over 6000km of navigation, bathymetry, magnetics and gravity data. The cruises formed part of a programme of research to investigate the geological structure and history of the continental margin. The October 1976 cruise concentrated on the Porcupine Abyssal Plain, Shackleton 4/77 on the Goban Spur and the continental margin to the south west of the British Isles, Shackleton 3/79 from the west of the Goban Spur northwards to the mouth of the Rockall Trough, Challenger 6/80 between Rockall and Porcupine Bank and Challenger 1/84 on the southern Rockall Trough.

OriginatorsUniversity of Edinburgh, Department of Geology and Geophysics
Availability 
OrganisationUniversity of Edinburgh, Department of Geology and Geophysics
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactSecretariat
Address

University of Edinburgh, Department of Geology and Geophysics
The King's Buildings, West Mains Road
Edinburgh

EH9 3JW
United Kingdom

Telephone+44 (0)131 535 4051
Emailinfo@geos.ed.ac.uk
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1007001
Global identifier246
Last revised2009-11-30