NERC Land Ocean Interaction Study (LOIS) Rivers, Atmosphere and Coasts (RACS) data set - Holderness experiment data (1993-1996)

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Data holding centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodData collected between October 1993 and January 1996
Geographical area

Holderness coast (just north of the Humber Estuary, UK East Coast)


Transmittance and attenuance of the water column; Vertical velocity of the water column (currents); Salinity of the water column; Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents); Spectral wave data parameters; Wave height and period statistics; Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column; Sea level; Suspended particulate material grain size parameters; Temperature of the water column


Sea level recorders; current meters; transmissometers; current profilers; wave recorders


The dataset includes measurements of currents, waves, temperature, salinity, sea level, attenuation and concentrations of suspended particulates. The data were collected off the Holderness coast (just north of the Humber Estuary, UK East Coast) during the winters of 1993-1994, 1994-1995 and 1995-1996. The experiment involved the deployment of mooring platforms, each holding a bottom pressure recorder, acoustic Doppler current profiler (ADCP), electromagnetic current meter (EMCM) and a transmissometer, at 8 stations along two lines off the Holderness coast. There were very little ADCP data for the 1993 and 1994 deployments. The River-Atmosphere-Coast Study (RACS) was the component of the LOIS programme looking at processes from the river catchment into the coastal sea. The Holderness Experiment data were collected by the Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory (POL) and the University of Hull. The data are held by the British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC)

OriginatorsProudman Oceanographic Laboratory
University of Hull, Department of Geography
Data web site
OrganisationBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
ContactPolly Hadžiabdić (Head of the BODC Requests Team)

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

Telephone+44 (0)782 512 0946
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1048084
Global identifier199
Last revised2010-09-15