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General
Data set name

NW European Shelf Tidal Current Constituent Data Bank (1970- 1988)

Data holding centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom approx. 1970 to 1988
OngoingNo
Geographical area

NW European Shelf (North Sea, Irish Sea, English Channel)

Observations 
Parameters

Vertical velocity of the water column (currents); Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents); Wave height and period statistics; Sea level

Instruments

Sea level recorders; current meters

Description 
Summary

The data set comprises full tidal analyses for over 800 current meter records collected at 400 sites in the seas around the British Isles, covering the continental shelf area and the shelf slope. The vast majority of the analyses in this data set are based on harmonic analyses, where the amplitude and phases of the tidal constituents are determined by a least squares fit. The data were selected from the BODC Current Meter Databank so as to provide representative coverage over the shelf areas - only good quality series were selected.

OriginatorsBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory
Availability 
OrganisationBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
AvailabilityLicence; academic
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

Telephone+44 (0) 151 795 4884
Emailenquiries@bodc.ac.uk
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1048014
Global identifier581
Last revised2010-01-11