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Current, water level and wind data from surveys of UK estuaries and coastal sites around the UK (1975-1988)

Data holding centrePowerGen Plc
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodVarious periods between 1975 and 1988
Geographical area

Coastal sites around the UK


Sea level; Air pressure; Air temperature; Cloud cover height and extent; Atmospheric humidity; 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; meteorological packages; wave recorders; sea level recorders; current meters


The data set comprises the results of about 20 surveys of UK estuaries and sites near power stations. The data have been collected on behalf of PowerGen by a variety of survey companies and authorities. Usually current, water level and wind data have been collected. In addition, other meteorological parameters have been measured on some surveys and wave data have been collected as part of two of the surveys. Surveys have been carried out at the following sites: Severn Estuary (1983), Medway Estuary (1984, 1987), Dee Estuary (1991), Weymouth to Worbarrow Tout/ Winfrith (1984), Plymouth (1976, 1990), Sizewell (1975, 1988), Druridge Bay (1979), Hinkley Point (1983), Southampton Water (1987), Tremadog Bay (1986), Marchwood (1987), Dungeness (1983-1985), Wylfa, Anglesey (1985-86), Blyth (1984-1985) and Garrison Point Sheerness (1984).

OriginatorsPowerGen Plc
OrganisationPowerGen Plc
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactThe Director

PowerGen Plc
New Plant Options Haslucks Green Road Shirley
West Midlands
B90 4PD
United Kingdom

Telephone+44 121 701 2000
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1081001
Global identifier837
Last revised2009-10-15