Ferry Routes Monitoring System (Historical)
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.
Near surface temperature and salinity samples have been collected by ferries, the most recent, the Stena Partner, along 52°N between Harwich (formerly Felixstowe) and Rotterdam, from August 1970 onwards. Throughout the year, at weekly intervals, temperature data were recorded and water samples taken at 9 standard station positions across the Southern Bight of the North Sea. These were sent back to Cefas to be analysed for salinity and nutrients.
This is fully described in https://www.cefas.co.uk/publications/files/datarep43.pdf.
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
Morris et al. (2016). Ferry Routes Monitoring System (Historical). Cefas, UK. V1. doi: https://doi.org/10.14466/CefasDataHub.12