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Data set name

Hunterston Power Station, Clyde sea area, temperature time series (1960-1985)

Data holding centreScottish Association for Marine Science
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom 1960 to 1985
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Hunterston Power Station and surrounding areas (Clyde Sea Area)

Observations 
Parameters

Industrial discharges; Temperature of the water column

Instruments

Water body temperature sensor

Description 
Summary

Temperature data logged to be used in conjunction with biological samples taken to monitor effects of warm water effluent from the nuclear power station at Hunterston. This was part of a contract between the South of Scotland Electricity Board and SMBA. A logger was buried at a point near low water springs on Hunterston Beach. A control logger was also in place at a similar level on Kames Beach, Millport. Two other loggers were situated in 10m of water some distance off shore, unaffected by warm water.

OriginatorsScottish Association for Marine Science
Availability 
OrganisationScottish Association for Marine Science
AvailabilityBy negotiation
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 identifier1049020
Global identifier659
Last revised2009-12-01