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Data set name

West of Scotland Loch Etive CTD Data (1970-1973)

Data holding centreScottish Association for Marine Science
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom 1970 to 1973
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Loch Etive: 55° 30'N 5° 10'W

Observations 
Parameters

Electrical conductivity of the water column; Salinity of the water column; Temperature of the water column

Instruments

CTD

Description 
Summary

Loch Etive is a Scottish fjord. Fifteen CTD stations in Loch Etive were surveyed every two weeks in 1970 to 1973. The aim of the experiment was to describe the aperiodic changes in the water masses of the loch resulting from fluctuating freshwater flows into the fjord system. Tables of temperature, salinity and density are available at depth intervals of one metre at each station. The measurements were checked by reference to a reference salinometer and deep sea reversing thermometers.

OriginatorsScottish Association for Marine Science
References

Edwards, A. and Edelsten, D.J. (1977) Deep water renewal of Loch Etive: a three basin Scottish Fjord., Estuarine and Coastal Marine Science 5(5): 575-595.

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 identifier1049007
Global identifier646
Last revised2009-12-01