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General
Data set name

Current, wave and wind data from Porcupine Bank (August 1976- October 1977)

Data holding centrePhillips Petroleum Co (UK) Limited
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom August 1976 to October 1977
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Porcupine Bank, west of Ireland

Observations 
Parameters

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

Instruments

Anemometers; wave recorders; sea level recorders; current meters

Description 
Summary

The data set comprises current, wave and wind data from Porcupine Bank. Marex (now Paras) were responsible for gathering the data. Wave data gathering was intermittant during the collection period. The data collected are detailed below: Latitude Longitude Water Start Date End Date ( min) ( min) Depth (m) Currents: 52 35.87N 012 25.18W 485 17 Sep 1977 20 Oct 1977 52 35.87N 012 25.18W 485 14 Aug 1977 17 Sep 1977 52 35.87N 012 25.18W 485 04 Jul 1977 14 Aug 1977 52 35.87N 012 25.18W 485 04 Jun 1977 04 Jul 1977 52 39.67N 012 44.88W 500 05 May 1977 31 May 1977 52 39.67N 012 44.88W 500 05 May 1977 31 May 1977 52 39.67N 012 44.55W 500 07 Apr 1977 02 May 1977 52 39.67N 012 44.88W 500 20 Mar 1977 03 Apr 1977 52 39.67N 012 44.88W 500 12 Mar 1977 03 Apr 1977 52 39.67N 012 44.88W 500 11 Feb 1977 06 Mar 1977 52 39.67N 012 44.88W 500 11 Feb 1977 14 Feb 1977 52 39.67N 012 44.88W 500 12 Jan 1977 22 Jan 1977 52 39.67N 012 44.88W 500 12 Jan 1977 06 Feb 1977 52 07.5N 012 38.67W 830 02 Oct 1976 22 Oct 1976 52 07.5N 012 38.67W 830 17 Aug 1976 31 Aug 1976 53 08.12N 012 39.1W 360 11 Dec 1976 04 Jan 1977 53 08.12N 012 39.1W 360 09 Nov 1976 25 Nov 1976 53 08.12N 012 39.1W 360 04 Oct 1976 13 Oct 1976 53 08.12N 012 39.1W 360 04 Sep 1976 28 Sep 1976 53 08.12N 012 39.1W 360 17 Aug 1976 28 Aug 1976 Waves: 53 00N 013 30W 16 Aug 1976 31 May 1977 53 00N 013 30W 18 Aug 1976 13 Oct 1977 Winds: 53 00N 013 30W 18 Aug 1976 03 Oct 1977

OriginatorsPhillips Petroleum Co (UK) Limited
Availability 
OrganisationPhillips Petroleum Co (UK) Limited
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactThe Director
Address

Phillips Petroleum Co (UK) Limited
Phillips Quadrant 35 Guildford Road
Woking
Surrey
GU22 7QT
United Kingdom

Telephone+44 1483 756666
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1080001
Global identifier836
Last revised2010-01-15