European Directory of Marine Environmental Data (EDMED)
Data set information
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|Data set name|
Storm surges greater than 0.6m (1956-)
|Data holding centre||Storm Tide Forecasting Service, Meteorological Office|
|Time period||From 1956 (East Coast); from 1970 (negative surges); from 1990 (West Coast); from 1991 (South Coast)|
Sea level; Bathymetry and Elevation
Sea level recorders
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.
|Originators||Storm Tide Forecasting Service, Meteorological Office|
Pratt, I.T. (1995) The storm surge of 21 February 1993., Weather Vol 50(2): 42-47.
|Organisation||Storm Tide Forecasting Service, Meteorological Office|
Storm Tide Forecasting Service, Meteorological Office
|Telephone||+44 1344 854914|
|Collating centre||British Oceanographic Data Centre|