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General
Data set name

Wave data from six sites around the United Kingdom (1978-1983)

Data holding centreEnergy Technology Support Unit (aka AEA Technology)
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom 1978 to 1983
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Outer Hebrides, west of Scotland; North Sea; English Channel

Observations 
Parameters

Wave direction; Spectral wave data parameters; Wave height and period statistics

Instruments

Wave recorders

Description 
Summary

The data set comprises wave data commissioned under the Wave Energy Programme, and gathered by IOS. These are detailed below: Site Latitude Longitude Water Start Date End Date ( min) ( min) Depth (m) South Uist 57 19.8N 007 27.2W 23 01 Apr 1978 31 Jul 1982 (Inshore) South Uist 57 17.8N 007 53.6W 100 01 Aug 1980 31 Dec 1982 (Deepwater) Scilly Isles 49 51.8N 006 41W 100 01 Apr 1979 31 Dec 1983 Kinnairds Head 57 55.8N 001 54.1W 88 01 Feb 1980 30 Dec 1981 In addition, the following wave data were gathered by NMI. Site Latitude Longitude Water Start Date End Date ( min) ( min) Depth (m) Berwick Upon Tweed 55 50N 001 54W 80 01 Jan 1979 01 Mar 1982 Butt of Lewis 58 40N 006 18W 80 01 Jan 1979 31 May 1980

OriginatorsEnergy Technology Support Unit (aka AEA Technology)
Availability 
OrganisationEnergy Technology Support Unit (aka AEA Technology)
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactThe Director
Address

Energy Technology Support Unit (aka AEA Technology)
Bldg 154
Didcot
Oxfordshire
OX11 0RA
United Kingdom

Telephone+44 1235 430000
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1070001
Global identifier798
Last revised2009-12-01