Salinity, temperature,currents and turbidity in the Tamar Estuary (1976-1988)
Data set information
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|Data holding centre||Plymouth Marine Laboratory|
|Time period||Numerous surveys carried out between 28th October 1976 and 23rd November 1988|
Tamar Estuary. Tidal cycle surveys carried out at Weir Quay, Calstock, Cargreen, Ammo' Barge, Weston Mill and Tuckermarsh Quay
Vertical velocity of the water column (currents); Salinity of the water column; Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents); Secchi disk depth; Temperature of the water column; Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Current meters; optical backscatter sensors; salinity sensor; transmissometers
Over 130 surveys were carried out in the Tamar Estuary between 1976 and 1989. Some were simply horizontal surveys of salinity and turbidity, usually sampled 0.5 metres or 0.25 metres above the seabed. Other surveys were over a full tidal cycle and included vertical profiles, with temperature and current velocity also being measured.
|Originators||Plymouth Marine Laboratory|
Uncles, R.J., Barton, M.L. and Stephens, J.A. (1996) Seasonal variability of mobile mud deposits in the Tamar Estuary., Coastal and Estuarine Studies, Vol 50(510): 374-387.
|Organisation||Plymouth Marine Laboratory|
Plymouth Marine Laboratory
|Telephone||+44 1752 633100|
|Facsimile||+44 (0)1752 633101|
|Collating centre||British Oceanographic Data Centre|