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FRS Marine Lab Aberdeen ADCP data 1988 onwards

Data holding centreFisheries Research Services, Aberdeen Marine Laboratory
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time period1988 to present
Geographical area

Scottish coastal waters, central and northern N Sea and NE Atlantic


Vertical velocity of the water column (currents); Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents); Temperature of the water column; Sound velocity and travel time in the water column


Water temperature sensor; sound velocity sensors; current profilers


This data set has been collected from ADCP's under many different projects and programmes that the laboratory has been involved. These range from deployment of ADCP's in sea lochs to deep water sites in the Faeroe-Shetland Channel and from vessel mounted ADCP's collecting data along specified tracks. The vessel mounted ADCP data files archived in this data set have been acquired by RDI's computer based Data Acquisition System (DAS), versions ADCP246, ADCP248 and TRANSECT, v1.8 and reduced to a MLA standard formatted files by in-house software. The self contained ADCP data files archived, are those extracted by RDI software and reduced to MLA standard format by in-house software. A standard MLA ADCP file contains all those parameters mentioned above for each profile. The data set to date contains some 131,000 profiles. In addition to this all ADCP binary data files are banked.

OriginatorsFisheries Research Services, Aberdeen Marine Laboratory
Data web site
OrganisationFisheries Research Services, Aberdeen Marine Laboratory
AvailabilityBy negotiation

Fisheries Research Services, Aberdeen Marine Laboratory
PO Box 101 Victoria Road
AB11 9DB
United Kingdom

Telephone+44 1224 876544
Facsimile+44 (0)1224 295511
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1043009
Global identifier615
Last revised2009-12-01