European Directory of Marine Environmental Data (EDMED)

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General
Data set name

Databank of Bottom Pressure Recorder Data from the shelf seas (1970 onwards)

Data holding centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom 1970 onwards
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Continental shelf areas around the British Isles.

Observations 
Parameters

Air pressure; Sea level

Instruments

Meteorological packages; sea level recorders

Description 
Summary

The data set comprises time series measurements from offshore pressure gauges mounted on the sea floor. The data holdings are approximately 250 observation months from 100 sites. The data have mainly been collected in the continental shelf seas around the British Isles. Data records contain date/time, total pressure and, occasionally, temperature. The sampling interval is typically 15 minutes or hourly, over deployment periods ranging from 1 to 6 months. Data were collected mainly by the Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory (POL), now the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) at Liverpool, and are managed by the British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC).

OriginatorsProudman Oceanographic Laboratory
Data web sitehttps://www.bodc.ac.uk/data/bodc_database/nodb/data_collection/155/
Availability 
OrganisationBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
AvailabilityUnrestricted
ContactPolly Hadžiabdić (Head of the BODC Requests Team)
Address

British Oceanographic Data Centre
Joseph Proudman Building 6 Brownlow Street
Liverpool
Merseyside
L3 5DA
United Kingdom

Telephone+44 (0)782 512 0946
Emailenquiries@bodc.ac.uk
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1048011
Global identifier155
Last revised2017-03-30