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Data set name

Seasonal Gyres in the Western Irish Sea 1995-1997

Data holding centreUniversity of Wales, School of Ocean Sciences
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time period1995-1997
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Western Irish Sea

Observations 
Parameters

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

Instruments

Current meters; salinity sensor; CTD undulators

Description 
Summary

This NERC funded project (Grant GR3/9601) set out to observe density-driven circulation in the western irish Sea. Hydrographic data from CTDs were already banked with BODC. This is here supplemented by the Searover data and the tracks of free-floating satellite-tracked Argos drifters drogued at the level of the thermocline.

OriginatorsUniversity of Wales, School of Ocean Sciences
References

Horsburgh, K.J., Hill, A. E., Brown, J., Fernand, L., Garvine, R. W., and Angelico, M. M. P. (2000) Seasonal evolution of the cold pool gyre in the western Irish Sea., Progress in Oceanography 46 (1): 1-58.

Availability 
OrganisationUniversity of Wales, School of Ocean Sciences
AvailabilityLicence
ContactHead of Department
Address

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

Telephone+44 1248 351151
Emailenquiries@sos.bangor.ac.uk
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1021011
Global identifier349
Last revised2009-04-27