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Current, water level and wind data collected near five UK power stations (1975-1988)

Data holding centreNuclear Electric Plc
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time period1975, 1978-1979, 1983, 1985, 1988
Geographical area

UK coast


Sea level; Wind strength and direction; Wave direction; Vertical velocity of the water column (currents); Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents); Spectral wave data parameters; Wave height and period statistics


Anemometers; wave recorders; sea level recorders; current meters


The data set comprises surveys carried out near to five power stations, and usually consisted of measurements of currents, water levels and winds. These are summarised below. 1. Heysham 1/2 (54 02'N, 002 55'W). The survey was carried out 1978/79. 2. Sizewell A/B (52 12.7'N, 001 37.3'E). The survey was carried out by Wimpey in 1988. Current and wind data were also collected on an earlier survey in 1975 carried out by Soil Mechanics Ltd. 3. Hinckley Point A/B (50 12.5'N, 003 07.6'W). The survey was carried out by Wimpol in 1983. 4. Wylfa (53 20.58'N, 004 20.3'W). The survey was carried out by Wimpey in 1985. 5. Dungeness A/B (50 54.9'N, 000 58.8'E). The survey was carried out by Hunting Surveys Ltd. in 1988. In addition, wave data were gathered by Hydraulics Research Ltd. between 1987 and 1988.

OriginatorsNuclear Electric Plc
OrganisationNuclear Electric Plc
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactThe Director

Nuclear Electric Plc
Loc 106 Barnett Way Barnwood

United Kingdom

Telephone+44 1452 652222
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1079002
Global identifier835
Last revised2009-10-15