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Data set name

Marine geophysical and seismic data from the UK continental shelf and adjacent deep water areas (1966-)

Data holding centreBritish Geological Survey, Edinburgh
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom 1966 onwards
OngoingYes
Geographical area

UK continental shelf and adjacent slopes

Observations 
Parameters

Gravity; Bathymetry and Elevation; Magnetics; Seismic reflection; Side-scan sonar

Instruments

Sidescan sonars; single-beam echosounders; multi-beam echosounders; gravimeters; magnetometers; 250 Hz top-bandwidth single-channel seismic reflection systems; 1000 Hz top-bandwidth single-channel seismic reflection systems; 60 Hz top-bandwidth single-channel seismic reflection systems; >2000 Hz top-bandwidth single-channel seismic reflection systems; 60 Hz top-bandwidth multi-channel seismic reflection systems

Description 
Summary

BGS hold analogue geophysical, seismic, side-scan and echo-sounder records. These data result from approximately 350,000 line kilometres of multi-instrument geophysical survey lines. The data were collected by BGS. The geophysical data consist of ship-borne gravity and magnetic records (the digital sets are listed separately) . The seismic data are mainly airgun, sparker, boomer and pinger records. The index data are held in digital form, along with water depth information (including multibeam data). Copies of the seismic and sonar records are available as scanned images and the results of more modern surveys are available digitally.

OriginatorsBritish Geological Survey, Edinburgh
References

Fannin, NGT. (1989) Offshore Investigations 1966-87. British Geological Survey Technical Report WB/89/2, British Geological Survey

Availability 
OrganisationBritish Geological Survey, Edinburgh
AvailabilityDistribution cost charge; unrestricted
ContactBGS Enquiries
Address

British Geological Survey, Edinburgh
Murchison House
Edinburgh
Midlothian
EH9 3LA
United Kingdom

Emailenquiries@bgs.ac.uk
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1047006
Global identifier637
Last revised2010-12-18