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Data set name

BIRPS deep seismic reflection data from the UK and north-west European continental shelf (1981-1991)

Data holding centreBritish Geological Survey, Edinburgh
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodThe data were acquired from 1981-1991 and processed subsequently
OngoingNo
Geographical area

The north-west European continental shelf including the Baltic Sea

Observations 
Parameters

Gravity; Magnetics; Seismic reflection; Seismic refraction

Instruments

Seismic refraction systems; gravimeters; magnetometers; seismometers; 60 Hz top-bandwidth multi-channel seismic reflection systems

Description 
Summary

The British Institutions Reflection Profiling Syndicate (BIRPS) shot approximately 12,000 km of deep, multi-channel seismic reflection data around the British Isles from 1981 to 1991 during 14 surveys. Recording depths vary depending on the purpose of the survey but range from 15 s to 40 s two-way time. Raw and processed digital data are archived by BGS who make the data available subject to the cost of reproduction and handling. Seismic sections and other analogue ancillary data are available for some surveys. Gravity and magnetic data may also be available.

OriginatorsBritish Geological Survey, Edinburgh
References

Klemperer, S. and Hobbs, R. (1992) The BIRPS Seismic Atlas: Deep Seismic Reflection Profiles around the British Isles, Cambridge University Press

Availability 
OrganisationBritish Geological Survey, Edinburgh
AvailabilityDistribution cost charge; unrestricted
ContactBGS Enquiries
Address

British Geological Survey, Edinburgh
The Lyell Centre
Edinburgh
Midlothian
EH14 4A
United Kingdom

Emailenquiries@bgs.ac.uk
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1047005
Global identifier636
Last revised2010-12-18