DOI: 10.14466/CefasDataHub.7

Cefas Oceanographic Archive


This dataset has been extracted as part of an exercise to assemble "all" Cefas Temperature Data and publish it in a Data paper. It is one of 17 Cefas data sources assembled.

The mid and late 20th century saw extensive oceanographic research by DFS and Cefas. The resulting data were stored in an Oceanographic Archive which managed data from a number of sensor systems. These included a CTD system deployed for traditional oceanographic water column profiling. The CTD data have been transferred to the Cefas Data Hub as parameters. The original source files contain water column profile data on temperature, salinity, suspended load and fluoresence derived chlorophyll. This metadata record covers UK Continental Shelf and temperature only.

The CTD profile data in this archive were collected from Cefas (Or DFR) research cruises. They broadly cover the European Shelf with some data from the Iberian Abysal Plain.

Data were collected using a lowered CTD rosette system deployed when the vessel is stationary. Water samples were routinely taken at particular depths for calibration purposes.

On station, a profile from the surface to near the sea bed was undertaken. The down cast data provide the profile, with water bottle sample collection on the up cast.

1m binned data, from calibrated raw data.


Morris, David / Andres, Olga / Ayers, Richard / Brown, Annie / Elisa, Capuzzo / Keith, Cooper / Stephen, Dye / Liam, Fernand / Flatman, Steve / Greenwood, Naomi / Haverson, David / Tom, Hull / Kieran, Hyder / Simon, Jennings / Ross, Jolliffe / Julian, Metcalfe / Meadows, Bill / Pearce, David / John, Pinnegar / Sophie, Pitois / David, Righton / Natasha, Taylor / Williams, Oliver / Wright, Serena


Temperature of the water column

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Morris et al. (2016). Cefas Oceanographic Archive. Cefas, UK. V1. doi: