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

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Title: Bristol Channel Suspended Sediments Data Bank (collected by Institute of Oceanographic Sciences, Taunton) (1974-1978)
Description:
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.]
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Time_Period_of_Content:
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Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19740101
Ending_Date: 19781231
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -5.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -2.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 52.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 51.0
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Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD INSTRUMENT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > MARINE SEDIMENTS > SEDIMENTATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > MARINE SEDIMENTS > SUSPENDED SOLIDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > MARINE SEDIMENTS > TURBIDITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > ATTENUATION/TRANSMISSION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > TURBIDITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN PRESSURE > WATER PRESSURE
Theme_Keyword: SHIPS
Theme_Keyword: PRESSURE GAUGES
Theme_Keyword: TRANSMISSOMETERS
Theme_Keyword: TURBIDITY METERS
Theme_Keyword: Briston Channel
Theme_Keyword: England
Theme_Keyword: Great Britain
Theme_Keyword: Idn_node Gsfc/bodc
Theme_Keyword: Ios
Theme_Keyword: Severn Estuary
Theme_Keyword: Severn River
Theme_Keyword: United Kingdom
Theme_Keyword: Wales
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: OCEANS
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > EUROPE > NORTHERN EUROPE > BRITISH ISLES > UNITED KINGDOM
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > EUROPE
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > MID-LATITUDE
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
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Logical_Consistency_Report:
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Completeness_Report:
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Process_Date: Unknown
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Distribution_Information:
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Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: UK/NERC/BODC > British Oceanographic Data Centre, Natural Environment Research Council, United Kingdom
Contact_Person: BODC ENQUIRIES OFFICER
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: British Oceanographic Data Centre
Address: Joseph Proudman Building
Address: 6 Brownlow Street
City: Liverpool
Postal_Code: L3 5DA
Country: UK
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +44 (0) 151 795 4884
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +44 (0) 151 795 4912
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: enquiries@bodc.ac.uk
Resource_Description: BODC_IOS_BristolSusSed
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.bodc.ac.uk/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.bodc.ac.uk/products/bristol.html
Access_Instructions:
Bristol Channel information page
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date:
Metadata_Review_Date: 20061013
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: MELANIE F. MEAUX
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gsfc-gcmduso@mail.nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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