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Data set name

Radiocaesium surveys upon the continental shelf west of Scotland (1976-1988)

Data holding centreScottish Association for Marine Science
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom 1976 to 1988
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Scottish continental shelf, North Channel, Sea of the Hebrides, Minches

Observations 
Parameters

Electrical conductivity of the water column; Salinity of the water column; Temperature of the water column; Radioactivity in the water column

Instruments

Radiometers; CTD

Description 
Summary

Water samples for radiocaesium analysis were collected in association with CTD sections upon the western Scottish shelf. The data have been used to obtain travel times within the coastal current system and budgets of ocean/shelf exchange. The radiocaesium samples were analysed at the Scottish Universities Research and Reactor Centre (SURRC), East Kilbride.

OriginatorsScottish Association for Marine Science
References

McKay, W. A.,. Baxter, M.S., Ellett, D. J and Meldrum, D. T. (1986) Radiocaesium and circulation patterns west of Scotland., Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 4(3): 205-232.; Bradley, P.E. et al (1991) In: Radionuclides in the Study of Marine Processes, Elsevier, pp 61-73, Kershaw, P.J. and Woodhead, D.S.

Availability 
OrganisationScottish Association for Marine Science
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactSteven J Gontarek (Data Information Manager)
Address

Scottish Association for Marine Science

Argyll
Oban
PA37 1QA
United Kingdom

Telephone+44 1631 559314
Emailsteve.gontarek@sams.ac.uk
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1049003
Global identifier642
Last revised2009-12-01