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Data set name

Sea level data from tide gauges in Belgian coastal area (1981-99)

Data holding centreRoyal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Management Unit of North Sea and Scheldt Estuary Mathematical Models, Ostend
CountryBelgium  Belgium
Time periodFrom 1981 to 1999
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Belgian coastal area

Observations 
Parameters

Sea level

Description 
Summary

The aim of this program is to provide tidal data for the calibration of several hydrodynamical models developed at MUMM. These models cover the entire North Sea and are used to simulate impacts of pollutants in the marine environment, to predict storm surges, to study the influence of sand and gravel extraction, predict the displacement of oil slicks, etc. The data set includes the data from 36 moorings of autonomous recording tide gauges. Most of the data series cover a period of approximately 42 days. The recording interval was set at 30 minutes. The sea level data have been filtered for waves, taking the average from 120 samples spread over 1 minute. The station near the light vessel 'Westhinder' (51 23'00sN, 02 26'20sE) covers 28 periods from 1981 to 1986. The data processing consists of adding the exact time stamp, calculation of sea level from pressure, temperature and salinity, correction for the barometric pressure, interpolation of small gaps and harmonic analysis

OriginatorsRoyal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Management Unit of North Sea and Scheldt Estuary Mathematical Models, Ostend
Availability 
OrganisationRoyal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Management Unit of North Sea and Scheldt Estuary Mathematical Models, Ostend
AvailabilitySeaDataNet licence
ContactScory Serge (Ir)
Address

Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Operational Directorate Natural Environment, Belgian Marine Data Centre
Gulledelle 100
Brussels

1200
Belgium

Telephone02/773.21.11
Facsimile02/7706972
Emailbmdc@mumm.ac.be
Administration 
Collating centreBelgian Marine Data Centre (BMDC)
Local identifier11010002
Global identifier988
Last revised2009-08-21