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General
Data set name

Current and water level data from the Pentland Firth, the Minches and near Shetland (1980-1983)

Data holding centreScottish Hydro-Electric Plc
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodNovember 1980, May 1981, May 1982, June to August 1983
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Pentland Firth and near Shetland (northern North Sea), the Minches (west of Scotland)

Observations 
Parameters

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

Instruments

Sea level recorders; current meters

Description 
Summary

The data set comprises current and water level data from the Pentland Firth, the Minches and near Shetland. Data were gathered by Offshore Environmental Systems (OES) and Wimpol. Further details are given below: Site Latitude Longitude Water Start Date End Date ( min) ( min) Depth (m) Currents: Pentland Firth 58 38N 003 27.1W 48 19 Nov 1980 28 Nov 1980 Pentland Firth 58 39.7N 003 29W 46 17 Nov 1980 28 Nov 1980 Shetland 60 20.7N 001 03.7W 47 08 May 1982 07 Jun 1982 Minches 57 35.3N 006 43.6W 165 29 Jun 1983 13 Aug 1983 Minches 57 42.7N 006 54.3W 109 29 Jun 1983 01 Aug 1983 Pentland Firth 58 57.37N 003 23.6W 60 16 May 1981 25 May 1981 Pentland Firth 58 48.4N 003 27.53W 88 15 May 1981 25 May 1981 Levels: Stromness Harbour 58 58N 003 18W 13 May 1981 26 May 1981 Scrabster Harbour 58 37N 003 33W 11 May 1981 26 May 1981 Minches 57 44.07N 006 57.13W 28 Jun 1983 16 Jul 1983

OriginatorsScottish Hydro-Electric Plc
Availability 
OrganisationScottish Hydro-Electric Plc
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactThe Director
Address

Scottish Hydro-Electric Plc
Blackfriars
Perth

PH1 5LT
United Kingdom

Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1082001
Global identifier838
Last revised2009-12-01