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Dye tracing studies at four sites on the coast of Northern Ireland (1991 and 1992)

Data holding centreMARENCO Environmental Consultants
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodSurveys in 1991 and 1992
Geographical area

Coastal sites around Northern Ireland (Ballycastle, Larne, Buncrana, Carlingford Lough)


Transmittance and attenuance of the water column; Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column; Vertical velocity of the water column (currents); Optical backscatter; Salinity of the water column; Quantity of material dumped; Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents); Secchi disk depth; Temperature of the water column


Optical backscatter sensors; discrete water samplers; salinity sensor


Dye tracing studies 1992: a number of dye tracing surveys have been undertaken in Ballycastle (Co. Antrim), Larne (Co. Antrim) and Buncrana (Co. Donegal). Surveys investigated tidal movements permitting validation and calibration of computerised hydrodynamic and water quality models. Carlingford Lough, Northern Ireland, 1991: current meter and water quality survey and rhodamine B dye release experiments (discrete and continuous) in connection with the siting of sewage outfalls. Carlingford Lough, Ireland 1992: continuous rhodamine B dye release, to validate a computer model, in connection with the siting of a sewage outfall.

OriginatorsMARENCO Environmental Consultants
OrganisationMARENCO Environmental Consultants
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactMr. Paul McArdle (General Manager)

MARENCO Environmental Consultants
Elmwood House, 74 Boucher Road
Northern Ireland
BT12 6RZ
United Kingdom

Telephone+44 2890 682275
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1074002
Global identifier815
Last revised2009-05-22