European Directory of Marine Environmental Data (EDMED)
Data set information
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|Data set name|
UK tide gauge network, 1915 onwards
|Data holding centre||British Oceanographic Data Centre|
|Time period||1915 onwards|
45 sites, mainly around mainland UK coastline.
Sea level recorders
The UK national network of sea level gauges was established after violent storms in the North Sea in 1953 resulted in serious flooding in the Thames Estuary. The data are required for research and operational use and to facilitate specific scientific studies of coastal processes such as tidal response, storm surge behaviour and sea level rise; and for underpinning local and national operational systems such as the Storm Tide Forecasting Service at the Met Office. BODC has a special responsibility for the remote monitoring and retrieval of sea level data from the network. Daily checks are kept on the performance of the gauges and the data are downloaded weekly. These are then routinely processed and quality controlled prior to being made available.
|Originators||British Oceanographic Data Centre|
|Data web site||https://www.bodc.ac.uk/data/online_delivery/ntslf/|
|Organisation||British Oceanographic Data Centre|
|Contact||Polly Hadžiabdić (Head of the BODC Requests Team)|
British Oceanographic Data Centre
|Collating centre||British Oceanographic Data Centre|