UK Offshore Operators Association (UKOOA) Met/Ocean Data Set (1973-1988) Comprising Wave, Current and Sea Surface Meteorological Data
Entry ID: BODC_UKOOA_MetOcean

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Summary
Abstract: This Met/Ocean data bank comprises wind, wave, current and surface
meteorology data collected by the UK Offshore Operators Association
(UKOOA) at 11 off-shore sites on the UK continental shelf. The data
set includes data from 3 UKOOA Weatherships (W.S.) operating between
1973 and 1977, and from the National Data Buoy DB/1 and its successors
DB/2 and DB/3 between 1978 and 1988. The UKOOA measurement sites are
at the following locations:

Site name Latitude Longitude Data recording period

W.S. Stevenson 61 20.0N 000 00.0E Feb 1973 - Feb 1976
W.S. Fitzroy 60 00.0N 004 00.0W Dec 1973 - May 1976
W.S. Boyle 50 40.0N 007 30.0W May 1974 - Jun 1977

Forties 57 45.0N 001 00.0E Jun 1974 - May 1980
Brent 61 04.0N 001 43.0E Dec 1975 - May 1980
Beryl/Frigg 59 35.0N 001 40.0E Jan 1979 - Dec 1982
Foula 60 08.0N 002 59.0W Jan 1977 - Nov 1978
May 1979 - Oct 1979

DB/1 48 43.0N 008 58.0W Jun 1978 - Mar 1982
DB/2 48 44.0N 008 50.0W Jun 1984 - Aug 1986
DB/2 58 59.0N 007 13.0W Sep 1986 - Dec 1988
DB/3 60 30.9N 002 52.0W Jul 1984 - Nov 1984
Mar 1985 - Jan 1986
Apr 1986 - Jul 1986
Sep 1986 - Dec 1988

W.S. Boyle, W.S. Fitzroy and W.S. Stevenson:
Available for each site are 3 hourly wave data (short term statistics)
and hourly wind observations together with atmospheric pressure, air
temperature and, occasionally, sea surface temperature. Moored current
meter measurements were made at 2 to 4 depths at each site.

Beryl/Frigg, Brent, Forties and Foula:
Available for each site are 3 hourly wave data (short term statistics)
and hourly wind observations together with atmospheric pressure, air
temperature and occasionally sea surface temperature.

DB/1:
At the DB/1 site the following measurements were made: 3-hourly
directional spectra of the wave field derived from measurements of
heave, pitch and roll of the buoy, sea temperature, air temperature,
barometric pressure, relative humidity and wind speed and
direction. Surface currents were measured hourly using an acoustic
current meter.

DB/2 and DB/3:
Available for each site are Met/Ocean data and directional wave
spectra. The Met/Ocean data comprise hourly recordings of wind speed
and direction, maximum wind gust speed, air temperature, relative
humidity, barometric pressure (and pressure trend over three hours),
sea temperature, significant wave height and period, maximum wave
height, swell wave height, period and direction, wind wave height and
period, current speed and direction (on the hour and half hour). The
directional wave spectra consist of the 9 co- and quad- spectral
densities for 51 frequency slots, plus the derived height and period
of all waves, height, period and direction and directional spread of
swell and wind waves, period of peak spectral energy, and check ratio
at the peak frequency.

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

Geographic Coverage
 N: 62.0 S: 48.0  E: 2.0  W: -9.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1973-01-01
Stop Date: 1988-12-31


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


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >AIR TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >HUMIDITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >HUMIDITY >RELATIVE HUMIDITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >WATER VAPOR >HUMIDITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >WATER VAPOR >RELATIVE HUMIDITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >SURFACE WINDS    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CIRCULATION >OCEAN CURRENTS    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN TEMPERATURE >SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WAVES >SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WAVES >SWELLS    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WAVES >WAVE FREQUENCY    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WAVES >WAVE HEIGHT    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WAVES >WAVE PERIOD    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WAVES >WAVE SPECTRA    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WAVES >WAVE SPEED/DIRECTION    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WAVES >WIND WAVES    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WINDS >SURFACE WINDS    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
OCEANS


Platform
BUOYS    [Information]
MOORINGS    [Information]
OCEAN WEATHER STATIONS    [Information]


Instrument
CURRENT METERS    [Information]


Keywords
BAROMETRIC PRESSURE
BRITISH ISLES
CONTINENTAL SHELF
CURRENT DIRECTION
CURRENT SPEED
GREAT BRITAIN
IRELAND
MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT
NORTH ATLANTIC
NORTHEAST ATLANTIC
RELATIVE HUMIDITY
SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE
SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT
SST
SWELL WAVE DIRECTION
SWELL WAVE HEIGHT
SWELL WAVE PERIOD
UNITED KINGDOM
WAVE PERIOD
WAVE SPECTRA
WAVE SPECTRUM
WEATHER SHIP
WIND DIRECTION
WIND GUST SPEED
WIND SPEED


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: Online (FTP)


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



Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2000-10-10

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