Current velocities and water temperatures in the Celtic Sea (1984)

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Data holding centreUniversity of Wales, School of Ocean Sciences
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom 29 May to 23 July 1984
Geographical area

Celtic Sea (50° N to 52.5° N, 5° W to 8.5° W)


Electrical conductivity of the water column; Vertical velocity of the water column (currents); Salinity of the water column; Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents); Temperature of the water column


Current meters; CTD; thermistor chains


An array of current meter and thermistor chain moorings was deployed near 51° N, 7° W in the Celtic Sea during June and July 1984. In addition a series of CTD sections was performed over the Nymphe Bank at intervals of three to four weeks. Three cruises were conducted to deploy, monitor and recover the rigs. Good quality data were collected from the four thermistor chains, and out of a total of 33 thermistors only 4 failed. Five out of six Aanderaa current meters and current meter loggers performed satisfactorily. Of the vector averaging current meters, only the Suber gave good data throughout, but one week of data was collected from one of the two VMCMs.

OriginatorsUniversity of Wales, School of Ocean Sciences

Sherwin, T.J. (1986) Current velocities and water temperature in the Celtic Sea, Summer 1984., A report of data collected under agreement with ARE Procurement Executive, MOD. U86-1

OrganisationUniversity of Wales, School of Ocean Sciences
ContactHead of Department

University of Wales, School of Ocean Sciences
School of Ocean Sciences, University of Wales Bangor, Menai Bridge, Anglesey,
Menai Bridge
LL59 5AB
United Kingdom

Telephone+44 1248 351151
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1021003
Global identifier342
Last revised2009-11-30