European Directory of Marine Environmental Data (EDMED)

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General
Data set name

UK tide gauge network, 1915 onwards

Data holding centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time period1915 onwards
OngoingYes
Geographical area

45 sites, mainly around mainland UK coastline.

Observations 
Parameters

Sea level

Instruments

Sea level recorders

Description 
Summary

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.

OriginatorsBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Data web sitehttps://www.bodc.ac.uk/data/online_delivery/ntslf/
Availability 
OrganisationBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
AvailabilityLicence; unrestricted
ContactPolly Hadžiabdić (Head of the BODC Requests Team)
Address

British Oceanographic Data Centre
Joseph Proudman Building 6 Brownlow Street
Liverpool
Merseyside
L3 5DA
United Kingdom

Emailenquiries@bodc.ac.uk
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1048UKTGN
Global identifier4757
Last revised2011-01-28