Western Irish Sea Gyre current

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Environment

Western Irish Sea gyre data was provided by Petroleum Affairs Division. This data was created as part of the Irish Offshore Strategic Environmental Assessment (IOSEA). A gyre in oceanography is any large system of rotating ocean currents, particularly those involved with large wind movements. Gyres are caused by the Coriolis effect; planetary vorticity along with horizontal and vertical friction, which determine the circulation patterns from the wind curl (torque). The term gyre can be used to refer to any type of vortex in the air or the sea, even one that is man-made, but it is most commonly used in oceanography to refer to the major ocean systems.

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Title Western Irish Sea Gyre current
Description

Western Irish Sea gyre data was provided by Petroleum Affairs Division. This data was created as part of the Irish Offshore Strategic Environmental Assessment (IOSEA). A gyre in oceanography is any large system of rotating ocean currents, particularly those involved with large wind movements. Gyres are caused by the Coriolis effect; planetary vorticity along with horizontal and vertical friction, which determine the circulation patterns from the wind curl (torque). The term gyre can be used to refer to any type of vortex in the air or the sea, even one that is man-made, but it is most commonly used in oceanography to refer to the major ocean systems.

Contact Point name: Petroleum Affairs Division
email: PADadmin@dcenr.gov.ie
phone: +353-1-6782000
Keywords environment, geoscientificinformation, irish sea, ocean, ocean circulation, ocean current, oceanographic geographical features, oceanography, oceans, water science
Theme Environment
Publisher Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment
Issue Date 01 Jan 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 11 Nov 2016
Publication Frequency not planned
Language eng
Landing Page http://atlas.marine.ie/arcgis/services/OceanFeatures/MapServer/WMSServer?REQUEST=GetMap&SERVICE=WMS&LAYERS=29&VERSION=1.3.0&FORMAT=image/png&CRS=CRS:84&BBOX=-5.9,53.178,-4.770,54.275&WIDTH=1000&HEIGHT=1000&STYLES=default
Geographic Coverage North: 55.8589, South: 53, East: -2.7506, West: -8.0958
Vertical Extent Domain name: sea level, Min value: -152, Max value: -20
Lineage The western Irish Sea gyre dataset appears to be derived from the 1994 Hill et al paper Observations of a cyclonic gyre in the western Irish Sea (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/027843439490099X
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