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

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Title: UK Offshore Operators Association (UKOOA) Met/Ocean Data Set (1973-1988) Comprising Wave, Current and Sea Surface Meteorological Data
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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.]
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Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19730101
Ending_Date: 19881231
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -9.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 2.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 62.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 48.0
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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 > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > AIR TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > HUMIDITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > HUMIDITY > RELATIVE HUMIDITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > WATER VAPOR > HUMIDITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > WATER VAPOR > RELATIVE HUMIDITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CIRCULATION > OCEAN CURRENTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN WAVES > SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN WAVES > SWELLS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN WAVES > WAVE FREQUENCY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN WAVES > WAVE HEIGHT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN WAVES > WAVE PERIOD
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN WAVES > WAVE SPECTRA
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN WAVES > WAVE SPEED/DIRECTION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN WAVES > WIND WAVES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN WINDS > SURFACE WINDS
Theme_Keyword: BUOYS
Theme_Keyword: MOORINGS
Theme_Keyword: OCEAN WEATHER STATIONS
Theme_Keyword: CURRENT METERS
Theme_Keyword: Barometric Pressure
Theme_Keyword: British Isles
Theme_Keyword: Continental Shelf
Theme_Keyword: Current Direction
Theme_Keyword: Current Speed
Theme_Keyword: Great Britain
Theme_Keyword: Ireland
Theme_Keyword: Maximum Wave Height
Theme_Keyword: North Atlantic
Theme_Keyword: Northeast Atlantic
Theme_Keyword: Relative Humidity
Theme_Keyword: Sea Surface Temperature
Theme_Keyword: Significant Wave Height
Theme_Keyword: Sst
Theme_Keyword: Swell Wave Direction
Theme_Keyword: Swell Wave Height
Theme_Keyword: Swell Wave Period
Theme_Keyword: United Kingdom
Theme_Keyword: Wave Period
Theme_Keyword: Wave Spectra
Theme_Keyword: Wave Spectrum
Theme_Keyword: Weather Ship
Theme_Keyword: Wind Direction
Theme_Keyword: Wind Gust Speed
Theme_Keyword: Wind Speed
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
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
Place_Keyword: VERTICAL LOCATION > SEA SURFACE
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Distribution_Information:
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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_UKOOA_MetOcean
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http://www.bodc.ac.uk/
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DATA CENTER URL
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date:
Metadata_Review_Date: 20001010
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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