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Data set name

CEFAS Laboratory, Lowestoft, moored current meter data set (1968-)

Data holding centreCentre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Lowestoft Laboratory
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom 1968 onwards
OngoingYes
Geographical area

NE Atlantic, North Sea, Irish Sea, English Channel, Denmark Strait and South West Indian Ocean

Observations 
Parameters

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

Instruments

Sea level recorders; current meters; salinity sensor

Description 
Summary

The data set comprises time series measurements of ocean currents from moored instruments, mainly collected in the continental shelf seas around the British Isles (for example, the North Sea, Irish Sea, English Channel) or the eastern North Atlantic. Data holdings are approximately 2000 data series. Data records contain current speed and direction. In addition, temperature is often measured and pressure and conductivity are occasionally measured. Sampling intervals vary between 5 and 60 minutes. Current meter deployments are typically 2-8 weeks duration in shelf areas but up to 6-12 months in the open ocean.

OriginatorsCentre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Lowestoft Laboratory
Data web sitehttp://www.cefas.co.uk/
Availability 
OrganisationCentre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Lowestoft Laboratory
AvailabilityLicence
ContactContracts Office, CEFAS, Lowestoft
Address

Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Lowestoft Laboratory
Pakefield Road
Lowestoft
Suffolk
NR33 OHT
United Kingdom

Telephone+44 1621 562244
Facsimile+44 (0)1502 513865
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1029038
Global identifier419
Last revised2009-05-22