European Directory of Marine Environmental Data (EDMED)

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Data set name

Storm surges greater than 0.6m (1956-)

Data holding centreStorm Tide Forecasting Service, Meteorological Office
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom 1956 (East Coast); from 1970 (negative surges); from 1990 (West Coast); from 1991 (South Coast)
OngoingYes
Geographical area

UK coast

Observations 
Parameters

Sea level; Bathymetry and Elevation

Instruments

Sea level recorders

Description 
Summary

Records of events where surge residual elevations exceed 0.6m are kept. (Average number of East Coast surges is 19 per year with a slightly smaller number of negative surges being recorded). Hourly observed surge residual elevations are held, together with a record of the meteorological situation prevailing at the time.

OriginatorsStorm Tide Forecasting Service, Meteorological Office
References

Pratt, I.T. (1995) The storm surge of 21 February 1993., Weather Vol 50(2): 42-47.

Availability 
OrganisationStorm Tide Forecasting Service, Meteorological Office
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactSTFS Manager
Address

Storm Tide Forecasting Service, Meteorological Office
Meteorological Office FitzRoy Road
Exeter
Devon
EX1 3PB
United Kingdom

Telephone+44 1344 854914
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1094001
Global identifier874
Last revised2009-12-01