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General
Data set name

Current meter and water level data at several sites around the UK (1980-1984, 1992-1993)

Data holding centreBritish Gas Plc
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom July 1980 to December 1984; from August 1992 to March 1993
OngoingNo
Geographical area

North Channel, Irish Sea, St. Georges Channel, North Sea, west of Shetland

Observations 
Parameters

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

Instruments

Sea level recorders; current meters; current profilers

Description 
Summary

The data set comprises current meter measurements made in the North Channel, Cardigan Bay, west of Shetland, Rough Field (North Sea) and Morecambe Bay. In addition, water level measurements were made in the North Channel, Morecambe Bay, West Sole B and Buchan Field. The data are summarised below: Site Latitude Longitude Water Start Date End Date ( min) ( min) Depth (m) Currents: Morecambe Bay 53 51.5N 003 37W 30 30 Oct 1982 22 Jan 1983 Rough Field 53 50.8N 000 26.13E 38 28 Mar 1984 10 May 1984 W of Shetland 61 06.68N 002 06.1W 548 25 Jun 1984 24 Jul 1984 Cardigan Bay 52 22.13N 004 48.55W 49 08 Nov 1984 06 Dec 1984 North Channel 54 58.41N 005 12.14W 30 09 Aug 1992 14 Sep 1992 North Channel 54 52.07N 005 43.23W 56 17 Feb 1993 21 Mar 1993 North Channel 54 53.06N 005 38.29W 115 17 Feb 1993 21 Mar 1993 North Channel 54 58.01N 005 21.08W 170 17 Feb 1993 24 Mar 1993 Levels: Buchan Field 57 54N 000 04E 120 24 Jul 1980 08 Aug 1980 West Sole B 53 43N 001 07E 25 01 Apr 1981 04 May 1981 Morecambe Bay 53 51.5N 003 37W 30 07 Dec 1982 22 Jan 1983 North Channel 54 52.38N 005 29.54W 137 17 Oct 1992 28 Nov 1992

OriginatorsBritish Gas Plc
Availability 
OrganisationBritish Gas Plc
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactThe Director
Address

British Gas Plc
Coventry Road
Hinckley

LE10 0NA
United Kingdom

Telephone+44 1455 251111
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1061001
Global identifier772
Last revised2009-10-15