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Current profile and river bed pressure and temperature records, River Mersey (July 1992)

Data holding centreProudman Oceanographic Laboratory
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom 03 to 31 July 1992
Geographical area

Mouth of the River Mersey, north west England (Liverpool to Wallasey transect), 53° 25'N, 3° 1'W


Sea level; Transmittance and attenuance of the water column; Air pressure; Air temperature; Precipitation and evaporation; Wind strength and direction; Vertical velocity of the water column (currents); Sedimentation flux quantification in the water column; Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents); Temperature of the water column; Solar Radiation


Anemometers; meteorological packages; sea level recorders; current meters; salinity sensor; transmissometers; current profilers; precipitation samplers


The data set comprises records for six moorings situated along a transect across the River Mersey at 53 25'N, 3 1'W and includes data from three POL acoustic doppler current profiles, three InterOcean S4 recording current meters and an Aanderaa WLR measuring temperature and pressure. Further details are given below: Mooring Meter Deployment Recovery Meter Data No. No. Height(m) length M9201 S41196 03-Jul-1992 31-Jul-1992 0.6 27.9 days M9201 WR1038 03-Jul-1992 31-Jul-1992 0.4 27.9 days M922A DP0010 07-Jul-1992 28-Jul-1992 0.5 21.2 days M922B S41831 07-Jul-1992 28-Jul-1992 0.5 21.0 days M9203 DP0001 08-Jul-1992 28-Jul-1992 0.5 19.9 days M924A DP0004 08-Jul-1992 28-Jul-1992 0.5 19.9 days M924B S41832 08-Jul-1992 28-Jul-1992 0.6 19.9 days These data were collected as part of an experiment conducted by the National Rivers Authority and POL to measure currents and sediment transport in the River Mersey. Supplementary meteorological data, recorded at Bidston Observatory (4-5km from the transect), also form part of the data sets. Observations include wind speed and direction, rainfall, air temperature, sunshine and atmospheric pressure.

OriginatorsProudman Oceanographic Laboratory

Knight, P.J., Harrison, A.J., Lane, A. Wilkinson, M. and Collen, D.G. (1993) Current Profile and River Bed Pressure and Temperature Records, July 1992 River Mersey, Liverpool - Wallasey Transect., Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory No. 27, 115pp.

OrganisationProudman Oceanographic Laboratory
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactThe Director

Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory
Joseph Proudman Building 6 Brownlow Street
L3 5DA
United Kingdom

Telephone+44 151 795 4800
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1054011
Global identifier748
Last revised2009-12-01