Irish Coastal Ocean Current

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An ocean current is a continuous, directed movement of seawater generated by forces acting upon this mean flow, such as breaking waves, wind, the Coriolis effect, cabbeling, and temperature and salinity differences, while tides are caused by the gravitational pull of the Sun and Moon. Depth contours, shoreline configurations, and interactions with other currents influence a currents direction and strength.

Ocean currents flow for great distances, and together, create the global conveyor belt which plays a dominant role in determining the climate of many of the Earths regions. More specifically, ocean currents influence the temperature of the regions through which they travel. Irish Coastal Current data was provided by Petroleum Affairs Division. This data was created as part of the Irish Offshore Strategic Environmental Assessment (IOSEA).

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Title Irish Coastal Ocean Current
Description

An ocean current is a continuous, directed movement of seawater generated by forces acting upon this mean flow, such as breaking waves, wind, the Coriolis effect, cabbeling, and temperature and salinity differences, while tides are caused by the gravitational pull of the Sun and Moon. Depth contours, shoreline configurations, and interactions with other currents influence a currents direction and strength.

Ocean currents flow for great distances, and together, create the global conveyor belt which plays a dominant role in determining the climate of many of the Earths regions. More specifically, ocean currents influence the temperature of the regions through which they travel. Irish Coastal Current data was provided by Petroleum Affairs Division. This data was created as part of the Irish Offshore Strategic Environmental Assessment (IOSEA).

Contact Point name: Petroleum Affairs Division
email: PADadmin@dcenr.gov.ie
phone: +353-1-6782000
Keywords atlantic ocean, cean ocean circulation, celtic sea, environment, geoscientificinformation, hydrosphere, irish sea and st. george's channel, north atlantic ocean, north-east atlantic ocean, ocean, ocean current, oceanographic geographical features, oceanography, oceans, water science
Theme Environment
Publisher Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment
Issue Date 11:1 1/1/2012
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 14:41 11/11/2016
Publication Frequency as needed
Language eng
Landing Page http://atlas.marine.ie/arcgis/services/OceanFeatures/MapServer/WMSServer?REQUEST=GetMap&SERVICE=WMS&LAYERS=30&VERSION=1.3.0&FORMAT=image/png&CRS=CRS:84&BBOX=-12.74,46.44,-4.100,52.86&WIDTH=1000&HEIGHT=1000&STYLES=default
Geographic Coverage North: 51.8608, South: 47.445883055, East: -5.10016, West: -10.74562
Vertical Extent Domain name: sea level, Min value: -2000, Max value: -20
Lineage IOSEA reference from Fourth Strategic Environmental Assessment for Oil and Gas Activity in Irelands Offshore Waters: IOSEA4 Irish and Celtic Seas - Environmental Report (2011) contains data on the Irish Coastal Ocean Current originally sourced in consultation with Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences NUI Galway.
Temporal Extent From: n/a, To: 2012-01-01 00:00
Spatial Reference System http://www.opengis.net/def/crs/EPSG/0/4326
Spatial Resolution 50000