Galway Bay Tidal Atlas

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A tidal atlas or a tidal stream atlas is used to predict the direction and speed of tidal currents. A tidal atlas usually consists of a set of 12 or 13 diagrams, one for each hour of the tidal cycle, for a coastal region. Each diagram uses arrows to indicate the direction of the flow at that time. A spring tide is a tide just after a new or full moon, when there is the greatest difference between high and low water. A neap tide is a tide just after the first or third quarters of the moon when there is least difference between high and low water. This tidal atlas covers Galway Bay which is situated on the west coast of Ireland. The data used to create the Galway Bay tidal atlas was derived from the output of an operational hydrodynamic model of Galway Bay. The Galway Bay tidal atlas is managed by Oceanographic Services within Ocean Science and Information Services section of the Marine Institute (Ireland).

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Title Galway Bay Tidal Atlas
Description

A tidal atlas or a tidal stream atlas is used to predict the direction and speed of tidal currents. A tidal atlas usually consists of a set of 12 or 13 diagrams, one for each hour of the tidal cycle, for a coastal region. Each diagram uses arrows to indicate the direction of the flow at that time. A spring tide is a tide just after a new or full moon, when there is the greatest difference between high and low water. A neap tide is a tide just after the first or third quarters of the moon when there is least difference between high and low water. This tidal atlas covers Galway Bay which is situated on the west coast of Ireland. The data used to create the Galway Bay tidal atlas was derived from the output of an operational hydrodynamic model of Galway Bay. The Galway Bay tidal atlas is managed by Oceanographic Services within Ocean Science and Information Services section of the Marine Institute (Ireland).

Contact Point name: Oceanographic Services
email: datarequests@marine.ie
phone: +353-91-387200
Keywords atlantic ocean, environment, galway bay, geoscientificinformation, high tide water, hydrosphere, north atlantic ocean, north-east atlantic ocean, oceanographic geographical features, oceanography, oceans, physical oceanography, sea level, tidal water, tide, water science
Theme Environment
Publisher Marine Institute
Issue Date 30 Sep 2015
Conforms To The INSPIRE Directive or INSPIRE lays down a general framework for a Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) for the purposes of European Community environmental policies and policies or activities which may have an impact on the environment.
Last Modification Date 13 Dec 2017
Publication Frequency as needed
Language eng
Landing Page http://atlas.marine.ie/arcgis/services/ModelProducts/MapServer/WMSServer?request=GetCapabilities&service=WMS
Geographic Coverage North: 53.729, South: 52.951, East: -8.899, West: -10.401
Vertical Extent Domain name: sea level, Min value: 0, Max value: 0
Lineage The tidal atlas was created using tidal predictions derived from the output of a 200-metre resolution hydrodynamic model of Galway Bay. The modeled currents were validated against a limited number of ADCP deployments in the bay. A tidal atlas provides average spring and neap tidal currents and so can only ever be used to provide an estimate of actual conditions pertaining in the bay at any point in time.
Temporal Extent From: 1999-07-09 00:00, To: n/a
Spatial Reference System http://www.opengis.net/def/crs/EPSG/0/4326
Spatial Resolution 200