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Data set name

FLUXMANCHE Data Set, English Channel (1991,1992)

Data holding centreNational Oceanography Centre, Southampton
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom 1991 onwards
OngoingYes
Geographical area

English Channel

Observations 
Parameters

Transmittance and attenuance of the water column; Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies; Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column; Raw fluorometer output; Vertical velocity of the water column (currents); Bathymetry and Elevation; Dissolved trace metalloid concentrations in the water column; Particulate trace metalloid concentrations in the water column; Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column; Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column; Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column; Concentration of polychlorobiphenyls (PCBs) in the water column; Salinity of the water column; Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents); Silicate concentration parameters in the water column; Temperature of the water column; Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column; Concentration of other organic contaminants in the water column

Instruments

Wave recorders; fluorometers; current meters; current profilers; lowered current profilers; optical backscatter sensors; transmissometers; CTD; single-beam echosounders; multi-beam echosounders; nutrient analysers; radar altimeters; discrete water samplers; elemental analysers; CTD undulators

Description 
Summary

The Anglo-French FLUXMANCHE programme is designed to study and model the flux of biogeochemical material and water in the eastern English Channel. Data have been collected on two RRS Challenger cruises (April 1991, March 1992) providing a physical and chemical database for model input and to study the dominant physical processes in the region. Ship measurements included temperature, salinity, fluorescence, chlorophyll, transmittance, oxygen and irradiance, both underway and using a CTD and water bottles. Underway current profiling has been undertaken using an ADCP and bathymetry data have been collected with a precision echo-sounder. Land-based HF Radar measurements using OSCR II have been made for 1 month, collecting data at each of 700 cells every 20 minutes.

OriginatorsNational Oceanography Centre, Southampton
Availability 
OrganisationNational Oceanography Centre, Southampton
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactDirector
Address

National Oceanography Centre, Southampton
University of Southampton Waterfront Campus European Way
Southampton
Hampshire
SO14 3ZH
United Kingdom

Telephone+44 23 8059 6666
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1017001
Global identifier262
Last revised2009-10-15