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Data set name

Underway Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) data from Pentland Firth, April to October 2009

Data holding centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodApril, June, July, Oct 2009
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Inner Sound, Pentland Firth

Observations 
Parameters

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

Instruments

Current profilers

Description 
Summary

The dataset comprises current profiles and temperature data from 9 half-day survey cruises in the Pentland Firth during April, June, July and October 2009. The data were collected using an acoustic Doppler current profiler (ADCP) mounted on the Aurora, the Environmental Research Institute (ERI) survey vessel, and have been fully processed and calibrated by Dr Lonneke Goddijn-Murphy from the Environmental Research Institute, University of the Highlands and Islands prior to submission to the British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC). The circulation patterns of the inner sound, Pentland Firth were studied. The purpose of the study was to improve knowledge and capabilities for understanding wave and tidal renewable energy devices and predicting environmental impacts of renewable energy development. The data are available on request from BODC.

OriginatorsUniversity of the Highlands and Islands, Environmental Research Institute
References

Goddijn-Murphy, L.M. (2011) Current patterns in the Inner Sound (Pentland Firth) from underway ADCP data., J Atmos Ocean Tech

Availability 
OrganisationBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
AvailabilityLicence
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

Telephone0151 795 4884
Facsimile0151 795 4912
Emailenquiries@bodc.ac.uk
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1048PENTLANDADCP
Global identifier5778
Last revised2012-03-02