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Marine Scotland Science (MSS) undertakes a wide range of monitoring covering many aspects of the Scottish marine ecosystem.

Monitoring is undertaken in Scottish Inshore Waters, using networks of volunteers and automatic recording equipment, as well as in Scottish Offshore Waters, using the MSS research vessels MRV Alba na Mara and MRV Scotia.

Marine Scotland Science also participates national monitoring programmes, such as:

  • UK Marine Monitoring and Assessment Strategy (UKMMAS)
  • UK Marine Environmental Change Network (MECN)
  • UK Marine Environmental Data and Information Network (MEDIN)

This group provides published data from monitoring these activities. For many activities, there are national or international standards for how the monitoring is undertaken.

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Temperature and Salinity from CTD Data on the Fair Isle-Munken Section

This data set of CTD and/or STD profiles at stations on the Fair Isle-Munken (FIM) hydrographic section has been collected on cruises under many different projects and programmes undertaken by Marine Scotland, the Faroe Marine Research Institute and the University of Hamburg since 1981. After initial quality assurance by the data originator, the individual CTD/STD profiles at stations on the section have been grouped together to form sections from Shetland to the Faroe Islands, at specific time intervals. Where stations were skipped or sections incomplete, a fill value has been applied.

doi: 
10.7489/2036-1
Citation: 
Berx, B., Larsen, K.M., Hindson, J., Hatun, H., Marine Scotland Science Oceanography Group and Havstovan Group. 2018. Temperature and salinity on the Fair-Isle Munken (NWS) Standard Hydrographic Section, part of the Faroe-Shetland Channel Transport Mooring Array. doi: 10.7489/2046-1

Data and Resources

FieldValue
Publisher
Modified
2018-03-20
Release Date
2018-03-16
Identifier
de1a5c1e-da46-4887-9c8e-a07dc6ae257c
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Area
POLYGON ((-7.0027166604996 59.806697257364, -7.0027166604996 61.48185281961, -1.8757626414299 61.48185281961, -1.8757626414299 59.806697257364))
Temporal Coverage
Friday, June 26, 1981 - 23:00
Language
English (United Kingdom)
License
UK Open Government Licence (OGL)
Data Dictionary

The temperature and conductivity (salinity) data have been screened by the data originator for spikes and other erroneous values and these have been removed.
The originator has also calibrated the conductivity/salinity sensor using salinity samples collected at sea.
Salinity has been calculated using UNESCO 1983 algorithm.
Format: netcdf4
Global Attributes:
creation_date = '19-Feb-2018 15:23:19'
creator_name = 'Bee Berx, Marine Scotland Science'
creator_email = 'b.berx@marlab.ac.uk'
project_name = 'Faroe-Shetland Channel Transport Mooring Array'
summary = 'Temperature and Salinity on the Fair Isle-Munken/NWS Standard Hydrographic Section' acknowledgement = 'Please cite doi:10.7489/2036-1 '

Dimensions:
pressure = 1083
station = 17
time = 157
txt = 20
Variables: time
Size: 157x1

Dimensions: time
Datatype: double
Attributes: long_name = 'Average Time of Section'
units = 'days since 1-Jan-1950'
pressure Size: 1083x1

Dimensions: pressure
Datatype: double
Attributes: long_name = 'Pressure/Depth'
units = 'decibars'

stn_order Size: 17x1
Dimensions: station
Datatype: double
Attributes: long_name = 'Station Order on FIM Section (from Faroe Isl.)'
units = 'none'

lat Size: 17x1
Dimensions: station
Datatype: double
Attributes: long_name = 'Latitude'
units = 'degrees_north'

lon Size: 17x1
Dimensions: station
Datatype: double
Attributes: long_name = 'Longitude'
units = 'degrees_east'

bathy Size: 17x1
Dimensions: station
Datatype: double
Attributes: long_name = 'Water Depth/Bathymetry from EMODNet Bathymetry'
units = 'm (positive down)'

stn_ID_num Size: 17x1
Dimensions: station
Datatype: double
Attributes: long_name = 'Station Numeric ID on FIM Section'
units = 'none'

stn_ID_name Size: 17x20
Dimensions: station,txt
Datatype: char
Attributes: long_name = 'Station Name ID on FIM Section'
units = 'none'

cruise_ID_name Size: 157x20
Dimensions: time,txt
Datatype: char
Attributes: long_name = 'Cruise Identifier'
units = 'none'

ctd_time Size: 17x157
Dimensions: station,time
Datatype: double
Attributes: long_name = 'CTD Cast Time'
units = 'days since 1-Jan-1950'
_FillValue = NaN

ctd_lon Size: 17x157
Dimensions: station,time
Datatype: double
Attributes: long_name = 'CTD Cast Longitude'
units = 'degrees_east'
_FillValue = NaN

ctd_lat Size: 17x157
Dimensions: station,time
Datatype: double
Attributes: long_name = 'CTD Cast Latitude' units = 'degrees_north'
_FillValue = NaN

ctd_hydronum Size: 17x157
Dimensions: station,time
Datatype: double
Attributes: long_name = 'CTD Cast Hydrographic Station Number'
units = 'none'
_FillValue = NaN

ctd_sound Size: 17x157
Dimensions: station,time
Datatype: double
Attributes: long_name = 'CTD Cast Sounding'
units = 'm (positive down)'
_FillValue = NaN

temp Size: 1083x17x157
Dimensions: pressure,station,time
Datatype: double
Attributes: long_name = 'Temperature'
units = 'degrees Celsius'
_FillValue = NaN sal Size

Contact Name
Marine Scotland Science
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Public Access Level
Public