Marine Institute Ocean Currents (ADCP)

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Acoustic Doppler Current Profile (ADCP) hydroacoustic current meter data is similar to a sonar, attempting to measure water current velocities over a depth range using the Doppler effect of sound waves scattered back from particles within the water column. The term ADCP is a generic term for all acoustic current profilers although the abbreviation originates from an instrument series introduced by RD Instruments in the 1980s. The working frequencies range of ADCPs range from 38 kHz to several Megahertz. Data collected includes bin depth from bottom, bin depth from surface, component velocity, current magnitude, current direction, vertical velocity, nearest surface and nearest bottom.

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Theme Environment
Date released 2005-05-05
Date updated 2016-06-10
Dataset conforms to these standards 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.
Rights notes {"Creative Commons licence conditions apply",,license,,license}
Update frequency Irregular
Language English
Geographic coverage in GeoJSON format {"type":"Polygon","coordinates":[[[-10.5, 51.5],[-10.5, 56.5], [-5.5, 56.5], [-5.5, 51.5], [-10.5, 51.5]]]}
Spatial Reference Systems (SRS) WGS 84 (EPSG:4326)
Vertical Extent {"maxVerticalExtent": "-1", "verticalDomainName": "sea level", "minVerticalExtent": "-100"}
Provenance information Teledyne RDI Workhorse Sentinel deployment quality control procedures applied by Oceanographic services team.
Period of time covered (begin) 2005-05-05
Period of time covered (end) 2015-01-02

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