Wave and current data collected from moorings in the Bristol Channel (2010 - 2011)

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Data holding centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom March 2010 to April 2011
Geographical area

Bristol Channel, UK


Vertical spatial coordinates; Wave direction; Moored instrument depth; Wave height and period statistics; Temperature of the water column; Acoustic backscatter in the water column; Engineering parameters; Platform or instrument orientation; Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)


Wave recorders; current profilers


This dataset contains wave spectra, wave statistics and current data collected by surface and subsurface moorings across three sites in the Bristol Channel between March 2010 and April 2011. A Datawell Mk.III directional Waverider buoy was moored at one site collecting wave spectra and statistics data while Nortek Acoustic Wave and Current meters (AWAC) were moored at the seabed in trawl resistant frames at two sites. The AWACs collected wave data from the surface and current data through the water column split into 2 m bins. TRIAXYS directional wave sensors with onboard Nortek Aquadopp current profilers were also deployed at the two sites. Like the AWAC moorings, the TRIAXYS moorings collected wave data from the surface and current data through the water column split into 1 m bins. The data were collected as part of the environmental impact assessment of the proposed Atlantic Array offshore wind farm. GEMS Survey Ltd were contracted to conduct the data collection and provided the data to The Crown Estate as the landowner of the UK seabed out to 12 nautical miles. The data and associated metadata reports are held at the British Oceanographic Data Centre, as a MEDIN Data Archiving Centre.

OriginatorsThe Crown Estate
OrganisationBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
ContactPolly Hadžiabdić (Head of the BODC Requests Team)

British Oceanographic Data Centre
Joseph Proudman Building 6 Brownlow Street
L3 5DA
United Kingdom
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1048GEMS_wave_current_moorings
Global identifier6772
Last revised2018-01-24