Bristol Channel Suspended Sediments Data Bank (collected by Institute of Oceanographic Sciences, Taunton) (1974-1978)Entry ID: BODC_IOS_BristolSusSed
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.]
Start Date: 1974-01-01Stop Date: 1978-12-31
Distribution Media: CD-ROM
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: gsfc-gcmduso at mail.nasa.gov
Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2006-10-13