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CTD and moored current meter data in the Irish Sea (1979-)

Data holding centreUniversity of Wales, School of Ocean Sciences
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom 1979 onwards
Geographical area

Irish Sea


Electrical conductivity of the water column; Vertical velocity of the water column (currents); Salinity of the water column; Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents); Temperature of the water column


Current meters; CTD


The data set comprises over 1300 CTD profiles collected in the Irish Sea from 1977 onwards on over 40 cruises. Some of these are on a grid in Liverpool Bay, while the remainder are from the western Irish Sea. In addition, moored current meter and thermistor chain data have been collected. One mooring was maintained in Liverpool Bay between April 1978 and 1979. Measurements were also collected at three sites between Anglesey, North Wales and Dublin, Ireland. One site was occupied by two meters for 30 days in 1979; a second site was occupied over the summer months in 1979 and 1981 and for approximately one month in 1982; the third site was occupied for approximately 30 days in the spring/summer of 1979, 1981, 1982 and 1987.

OriginatorsUniversity of Wales, School of Ocean Sciences
OrganisationUniversity of Wales, School of Ocean Sciences
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactHead of Department

University of Wales, School of Ocean Sciences
School of Ocean Sciences, University of Wales Bangor, Menai Bridge, Anglesey,
Menai Bridge
LL59 5AB
United Kingdom

Telephone+44 1248 351151
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1021005
Global identifier343
Last revised2009-11-30