European Directory of Marine Environmental Data (EDMED)

Data set information

| Query EDMED |     

Data set name

Humber Observatory Data, Humber Estuary (1994-)

Data holding centreUniversity of Hull, School of Geography and Earth Resources
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom January 1994 onwards
Geographical area

Various sites across the Humber estuary, east coast of England


Air pressure; Air temperature; Atmospheric humidity; Electrical conductivity of the water column; Precipitation and evaporation; Wind strength and direction; Lagrangian currents and transport rates in the water column; Vertical velocity of the water column (currents); Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents); River flow and discharge; Temperature of the water column; Transport in the water column; Wave height and period statistics; Sea level; Solar Radiation


Anemometers; meteorological packages; sea level recorders; current meters; optical backscatter sensors; CTD; precipitation samplers


Humber Observatory Data will be an ongoing part of the Humber Observatory, collating data from sites around the estuary into one easily accessible database. Data will be collected from a number of out-stations on an hourly basis and gathered into a home-station situated within the Humber Observatory at the School of Geography and Earth Resources (SGER), The University of Hull. These data will then be used to create daily, monthly and annual digests of information from each out-station. It is expected that the tidal data set will comprise tidal gauge data from eight Associated British Ports sites around the Humber. The meteorological data will be from one station situated at the SGER, The University of Hull. The estuarine data will be collected from up to five stations across the Humber.

OriginatorsUniversity of Hull, School of Geography and Earth Resources
OrganisationUniversity of Hull, School of Geography and Earth Resources
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactInformation Officer

University of Hull, School of Geography and Earth Resources
University of Hull
N. Humberside

United Kingdom

Telephone+44 1482 465355
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1008001
Global identifier250
Last revised2010-01-15