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General
Data set name

UK Admiralty Tidal Stream Atlases around the British Isles (1973-2005)

Data holding centreUnited Kingdom Hydrographic Office
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time period1973 to 2005 (publication dates)
OngoingNo
Geographical area

NW European Continental Shelf

Observations 
Parameters

Sea level

Instruments

Unknown

Description 
Summary

Twenty atlases show diagrammatically, with the use of arrows, the tidal streams in parts of north-west Europe at hourly intervals. Each diagram is referred to the time of high water at a selected standard port, and a method is included for interpolating or extrapolating the rate of the stream according to the range of the tide at the standard port. The atlases are drawn using all the available tidal stream data. They refer only to the upper ten metres of the water column, and are thus intended to show the likely effect of the tidal streams on a typical sea-going vessel. The data are the same as the tidal stream data given on large-scale Admiralty charts, but the diagrammatic display shows the general movement of the water more effectively.

OriginatorsUnited Kingdom Hydrographic Office
References

Admiralty Charts (2008) Catalogue of Admiralty Charts and other Hydrographic Publications NP131, UK Hydrographic Office

Data web sitehttp://www.ukho.gov.uk
Availability 
OrganisationUnited Kingdom Hydrographic Office
AvailabilityCollection cost charge; licence
ContactEdward Hosken (Head of Hydrographic Data Services)
Address

United Kingdom Hydrographic Office

Taunton
Somerset
TA1 2DN
United Kingdom

Telephone+44 1823 337900
Emailedward.hosken@ukho.gov.uk
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1027021
Global identifier572
Last revised2009-05-22