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General
Data set name

HF Radar (OSCR) in the Dover Strait (1990-1991)

Data holding centreProudman Oceanographic Laboratory
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom 31 May 1990 to 18 August 1991
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Dover Strait area between 50° 40'N and 51° 20'N and 00° 50'E and 01° 40'E

Observations 
Parameters

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

Instruments

Surface current radars

Description 
Summary

The overall aim of the experiment was to measure surface currents across the whole of the Dover Strait. OSCR can measure the current in the top metre of water for up to 700 points on the sea surface simultaneously, for a distance of 44km. For the Dover Strait Experiment, the land based radar operated from both the English and French coasts. Approximately 1000km**2 of the sea surface was covered altogether, producing 8444 current time series. Each data set was analyzed to produce tidal constituents and these are also available.

OriginatorsProudman Oceanographic Laboratory
References

Player, R.J. (1992) H.F. radar surface current measurements in the Dover Strait, June 1990 - July 1991., Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory, Report, No 25, 103pp.

Availability 
OrganisationProudman Oceanographic Laboratory
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactThe Director
Address

Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory
Joseph Proudman Building 6 Brownlow Street
Liverpool
Merseyside
L3 5DA
United Kingdom

Telephone+44 151 795 4800
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1054005
Global identifier738
Last revised2009-12-01