NERC Land Ocean Interaction Study (LOIS) River-Atmosphere-Coast Study (RACS) data off the east coast of England (from 1992)
Entry ID: BODC_NERC_LOIS_RACS

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Summary
Abstract: The River-Atmosphere-Coast Study (RACS) of the Natural Environment
Research Council (NERC) of the United Kingdom studies land-sea
interactions in the coastal zone and the major exchanges (physical,
chemical & biological) between rivers and estuaries and the
atmosphere.

The east coast of Britain between Berwick-on-Tweed and Great Yarmouth
is the chosen site for RACS. The coastal marine study consists of
several seasonal research cruises (using the NERC vessel 'RRS
Challenger') along the east coast of the UK, probing the North Sea,
its major estuaries (the Wash, the Humber, the Tyne and the Tees) and
the English Channel. The data include RRS Challenger cruises 99
(December 1992), 108 (November/December 1993) and 115
(October/November 1994). The objectives of the cruises were to define
the characteristics of the plume emanating from the Humber/Wash
estuaries into the coastal zone, and to carry out surveys of the LOIS
coastal study area, with particular attention given to sediment and
suspended particulate matter (SPM) characteristics and water quality.

In addition, an intensive study of fluxes in the Humber Estuary is
taking place aboard the NRA's vessel 'Sea Vigil', monitoring processes
as far inland as the Aire-Ouse confluence.

The data are split into underway and discrete sampling. Underway data
are stored as time series with all parameters merged on date/time. The
data will be fully quality controlled with checks made for instrument
malfunction, fouling, constancy, spikes, spurious values, calibration
errors, baseline and salt-water corrections. The discrete data are
stored in a relational database (Oracle RDBMS), chiefly as vertical
profiles, and are uniquely identified by a combination of deployment
number and depth.

BODC are responsible for calibrating, processing, quality controlling
and documenting the data and assembling the data set. This work is
currently underway. As more data are collected as part of LOIS RACS
they will be processed and added to the database.

Data can be supplied via ftp, on CD-ROM, or, for small volumes of
data, on floppy disk or as e-mail attachments. Please contact
BODC for further details.

[This description was derived from the BODC WWW pages.]

Related URL
Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: Land Ocean Interaction Study (LOIS) website at the British
Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC)


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Geographic Coverage
 N: 56.0 S: 50.0  E: 3.0  W: -2.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1992-01-01


Location Keywords
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH SEA
CONTINENT > EUROPE > NORTHERN EUROPE > BRITISH ISLES > UNITED KINGDOM > Great Britain > England > East Coast
CONTINENT > EUROPE


Science Keywords
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS >CONTAMINANT LEVELS/SPILLS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >CARCINOGENS >PCB    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >CONDUCTIVITY    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >CONTAMINANTS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >DISSOLVED GASES >DISSOLVED OXYGEN    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >HYDROCARBONS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >LIGHT TRANSMISSION    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >NITROGEN COMPOUNDS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >NUTRIENTS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >ORGANIC MATTER    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >OXYGEN    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >RADIOISOTOPES >CESIUM-127    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >SUSPENDED SOLIDS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >TOXIC CHEMICALS >PCB    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >TRACE METALS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >WATER TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >ESTUARIES    [Definition]
OCEANS >MARINE SEDIMENTS >PARTICLE FLUX    [Definition]
OCEANS >MARINE SEDIMENTS >SUSPENDED SOLIDS    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >CARBON    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >HYDROCARBONS    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >NITROGEN    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >NUTRIENTS    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >OCEAN TRACERS    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >ORGANIC MATTER    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >OXYGEN    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >RADIONUCLIDES    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >SUSPENDED SOLIDS    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >TRACE ELEMENTS    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN OPTICS >ATTENUATION/TRANSMISSION    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN TEMPERATURE >WATER TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
OCEANS >SALINITY/DENSITY >CONDUCTIVITY    [Definition]
OCEANS >SALINITY/DENSITY >SALINITY    [Definition]
OCEANS >WATER QUALITY >OCEAN CONTAMINANTS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >BENTHIC HABITAT    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >COASTAL HABITAT    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >ESTUARINE HABITAT    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >MARINE HABITAT    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
ENVIRONMENT


Platform
SHIPS    [Information]


Instrument
CORING DEVICES    [Information]
CTD >Conductivity, Temperature, Depth    [Information]
OXYGEN METERS
SEDIMENT CORERS    [Information]
STD >Salinity, Temperature, Depth    [Information]
THERMOSALINOGRAPHS    [Information]
WATER BOTTLES
AUTOANALYZER    [Information]
TRANSMISSOMETERS    [Information]


Project
LOIS >Land Ocean Interaction Study    [Information]


Keywords
BENTHIC FAUNA
BRITISH COAST
CARBON CONTENT OF PORE WATER
CESIUM
CESIUM-137
COASTAL PROCESSES
CS
CS-137
DISSOLVED OXYGEN
ENGLISH CHANNEL
GREAT BRITAIN
HUMBER
IDN_NODE GSFC/BODC
MULTICORER
NITROGEN CONTENT OF PORE WATER
NORTH SEA
NUTRIENT TRANSFER
PAH
PCB
POLYAROMATIC HYDROCARBON
POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYL
PORE WATER
SEDIMENT PORE WATER
SEDIMENT POROSITY
SEDIMENT-WATER INTERFACE
SULFATE
SULPHATE
SUSPENDED PARTICULATE MATTER
TEES RIVER
THE WASH
TRACE METALS
TRANSMITTANCE
TYNE RIVER
UNITED KINGDOM


Originating Center
BODC


Data Center
British Oceanographic Data Centre, Natural Environment Research Council, United Kingdom    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.bodc.ac.uk/

Data Center Personnel
Name: ROY K. LOWRY, DR.
Phone: +44 151 795 4895
Email: enquiries at bodc.ac.uk
Contact Address:
British Oceanographic Data Centre
Joseph Proudman Building
6 Brownlow Street
City: Liverpool
Postal Code: L3 5DA
Country: UNITED KINGDOM


Personnel
MELANIE F. MEAUX
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: gsfc-gcmduso at mail.nasa.gov



Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2006-10-13

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