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Data set name

Meteorological data from Westhinder light vessel, off Belgian coast (1984-91)

Data holding centreRoyal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Management Unit of North Sea and Scheldt Estuary Mathematical Models, Ostend
CountryBelgium  Belgium
Time periodFrom 1984 to 1991
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Light vessel 'WESTHINDER' 51° 23'00sN, 02° 26'20sE

Observations 
Parameters

Air pressure; Air temperature; Wind strength and direction; Solar Radiation

Description 
Summary

An automatic meteorological data acquisition system was installed on board of the light vessel 'WESTHINDER' in 1983. This system was installed within the framework of the Intergovernmental Agreement COST-43. The data from this station are currently used to monitor wind speed, wind direction and barometric pressure, in order to anticipate the operation of a storm-surge model and to provide the input data to an oil slick displacement model. Real time data are sent hourly to the shore station and stored on computer. Some large gaps in the data are due to major technical failures.

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 identifier11010003
Global identifier989
Last revised2009-08-21