HF Radar (OSCR) in the Dover Strait (1990-1991)
Data set information
| Query EDMED |
|Data holding centre||Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory|
|Time period||From 31 May 1990 to 18 August 1991|
Dover Strait area between 50° 40'N and 51° 20'N and 00° 50'E and 01° 40'E
Vertical velocity of the water column (currents); Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Surface current radars
The overall aim of the experiment was to measure surface currents across the whole of the Dover Strait. OSCR can measure the current in the top metre of water for up to 700 points on the sea surface simultaneously, for a distance of 44km. For the Dover Strait Experiment, the land based radar operated from both the English and French coasts. Approximately 1000km**2 of the sea surface was covered altogether, producing 8444 current time series. Each data set was analyzed to produce tidal constituents and these are also available.
|Originators||Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory|
Player, R.J. (1992) H.F. radar surface current measurements in the Dover Strait, June 1990 - July 1991., Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory, Report, No 25, 103pp.
|Organisation||Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory|
Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory
|Telephone||+44 151 795 4800|
|Collating centre||British Oceanographic Data Centre|