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Data set name

Rockall Channel surface temperature and salinity time series (1948-1996)

Data holding centreScottish Association for Marine Science
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom 1948 to 1996
OngoingNo
Geographical area

NE Atlantic, Rockall Channel, 56° to 58° N

Observations 
Parameters

Salinity of the water column; Temperature of the water column

Instruments

Salinity sensor

Description 
Summary

Data collected by research vessels and the MAFF Lowestoft programme of 'on-passage' sampling by Ocean Weather Ships are screened and combined to provide monthly temperature and salinity values since January 1948 within the deep-water areas 56 - 57 N, 9 - 13 W, 57 - 58 N, 10 - 13 W.

OriginatorsScottish Association for Marine Science
References

Ellett, D.J. and Edelsten, D.J. (1983) Hydrographic conditions in the central Rockall Channel during 1980., Annales Biologiques, 37: 63-66.

Availability 
OrganisationScottish Association for Marine Science
AvailabilityUnrestricted
ContactSteven J Gontarek (Data Information Manager)
Address

Scottish Association for Marine Science

Argyll
Oban
PA37 1QA
United Kingdom

Telephone+44 1631 559314
Emailsteve.gontarek@sams.ac.uk
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1049006
Global identifier645
Last revised2009-12-01