Ocean Fronts

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Environment

In oceanography, a front is a boundary between two distinct water masses. The water masses are defined by moving in different directions, i.e. on one side of the front the water is generally moving in one way, and on the other side of the front, the water is moving in another. Depending on the directions of the water masses, a front may be defined as convergent or divergent. The water masses on either side of a front may also have different temperatures, salinities, or densities, along with differences in other oceanographic markers.

Ocean front data was provided by Petroleum Affairs Division and data was created as part of the Irish Offshore Strategic Environmental Assessment (IOSEA).

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Title Ocean Fronts
Description

In oceanography, a front is a boundary between two distinct water masses. The water masses are defined by moving in different directions, i.e. on one side of the front the water is generally moving in one way, and on the other side of the front, the water is moving in another. Depending on the directions of the water masses, a front may be defined as convergent or divergent. The water masses on either side of a front may also have different temperatures, salinities, or densities, along with differences in other oceanographic markers.

Ocean front data was provided by Petroleum Affairs Division and 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, environment, geoscientificinformation, hydrosphere, north atlantic ocean, north-east atlantic ocean, ocean, ocean circulation, ocean current, oceanographic geographical features, oceanography, oceans, water science
Theme Environment
Publisher Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment
Issue Date 9:28 30/11/2013
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 14:50 11/11/2016
Publication Frequency not planned
Language eng
Landing Page http://atlas.marine.ie/arcgis/services/OceanFeatures/MapServer/WMSServer?REQUEST=GetMap&SERVICE=WMS&LAYERS=28&VERSION=1.3.0&FORMAT=image/png&CRS=CRS:84&BBOX=-12.712,47.575,-3.690,56.772&WIDTH=1000&HEIGHT=1000&STYLES=default
Geographic Coverage North: 55.77222, South: 48.5756, East: -4.6909997999999, West: -11.71282
Vertical Extent Domain name: sea level, Min value: -2000, Max value: -200
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 Ocean Front originally sourced in consultation with Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences NUI Galway.
Temporal Extent From: 2012-01-01 06:00, To: 2012-12-31 00:00
Spatial Reference System http://www.opengis.net/def/crs/EPSG/0/4326
Spatial Resolution 50000