DML current meter data collected mainly in UK shelf seas (1975- )

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Data holding centreScottish Association for Marine Science
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom 1975 onwards
Geographical area

UK shelf seas including sea lochs and Rockall Channel


Vertical velocity of the water column (currents); Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents); Temperature of the water column; Sea level


Sea level recorders; current meters; current profilers


DML's current meter data holdings can be divided into four main groups: 1) Deep sea measurements: Two long term moorings (4 current meters) either side of the Anton Dohrn Seamount, from the late 1970s to the early 1980s. Also limited work has been carried out in the Faroe Shetland Channel. Slope current measurements have been carried out with IOSDL (now SOC), POL and the Marine Laboratory, Aberdeen, during the CONSLEX experiment of 1982/1983. 2) Shelf sea measurements: long term measurements of the Scottish coastal current have been made by current meters in the Tiree Passage. Various other measurements include those for the Autumn Circulation Experiment (ACE), the NERC North Sea Project and the Department of Energy. 3) Sea loch measurements: This includes short term (approximately 6 hours) and standard tidal measurements. These have been made in the Clyde Sea and Loch Linnhe in collaboration with UCNW and the Marine Laboratory, Aberdeen, to the south of Sleat and also as part of various fish farm studies. 4) Data collected as part of a CEC contract in Vigo, off Spain and in Bantry Bay, Ireland.

OriginatorsScottish Association for Marine Science
OrganisationScottish Association for Marine Science
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactSteven J Gontarek (Data Information Manager)

Scottish Association for Marine Science

PA37 1QA
United Kingdom

Telephone+44 1631 559314
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1049019
Global identifier658
Last revised2009-10-15