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Data set name

CTD sections upon the continental shelf west of Scotland (1975-1996 )

Data holding centreScottish Association for Marine Science
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom 1975 to 1996
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Scottish continental shelf, North Channel, Sea of the Hebrides, Minches, Outer Firth of Clyde

Observations 
Parameters

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

Instruments

CTD

Description 
Summary

A set of standard CTD sections between the North Channel and the North Minch has been repeated partly or completely at irregular intervals (1 - 5 times/year) since 1975. During the 1980s radiocaesium was also sampled for joint programmes with SURRC, East Kilbride.

OriginatorsScottish Association for Marine Science
References

Ellett, D.J. and Edwards, A. (1983) The oceanography and inshore hydrography of the Inner Hebrides., Proceedings of the Royal Society Edinburgh, 83B: 143-160.; Edwards, A., Baxter, M.S., Ellett, D.J., Meldrum, D. and Griffiths, C.R. (1986) Clyde Sea hydrography., Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 90B: 67-83.

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 identifier1049004
Global identifier643
Last revised2009-12-01