Bristol Channel Suspended Sediments Data Bank (collected by Institute of Oceanographic Sciences, Taunton) (1974-1978)
Entry ID: BODC_IOS_BristolSusSed

[ Update this Record ]

Summary
Abstract: The Fluid Mud data bank was designed by the (former) Institute of
Oceanographic Sciences (Taunton), UK, to hold turbidity data collected
in an area of the Severn Estuary between the Shoots and Bridgwater
Bay. The data were collected during the period 1974-1978 as analogue
records of continuous vertical profiles on a time series cross-section
basis, where possible, over 13.5 hours from a drifting ship. The data
coverage is derived from 173 stations along 17 survey lines, the
density of coverage varying between 1 and 99 records per station.

Each analogue record was digitised as approximately 200 pairs of XY
coordinates. The X ordinates were then converted to depth (in metres)
using a depth calibration and the Y ordinates to parts per million
(PPM) of sediment using siltmeter calibration data. The data set
comprises over 2000 measurements in water depths between 0m and 38m.

The data were originally stored on a PDP 11 computer at the Institute
of Oceanographic Sciences, Taunton but have been moved to an Oracle
RDBMS at the British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC).

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

Related URL
Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: Bristol Channel information page


Geographic Coverage
 N: 52.0 S: 51.0  E: -2.0  W: -5.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1974-01-01
Stop Date: 1978-12-31


Location Keywords
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN
CONTINENT > EUROPE > NORTHERN EUROPE > BRITISH ISLES > UNITED KINGDOM
CONTINENT > EUROPE
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > MID-LATITUDE


Science Keywords
OCEANS >MARINE SEDIMENTS >SEDIMENTATION    [Definition]
OCEANS >MARINE SEDIMENTS >SUSPENDED SOLIDS    [Definition]
OCEANS >MARINE SEDIMENTS >TURBIDITY    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN OPTICS >ATTENUATION/TRANSMISSION    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN OPTICS >TURBIDITY    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN PRESSURE >WATER PRESSURE    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
OCEANS


Platform
SHIPS    [Information]


Instrument
PRESSURE GAUGES
TRANSMISSOMETERS    [Information]
TURBIDITY METERS    [Information]


Keywords
BRISTON CHANNEL
ENGLAND
GREAT BRITAIN
IDN_NODE GSFC/BODC
IOS
SEVERN ESTUARY
SEVERN RIVER
UNITED KINGDOM
WALES


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: BODC ENQUIRIES OFFICER
Phone: +44 (0) 151 795 4884
Fax: +44 (0) 151 795 4912
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: UK



Distribution
Distribution_Media: CD-ROM


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

[ Update this Record ]


Link to Web Site