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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Theme Environment
Date dataset released 2012-01-01
Date dataset updated 2016-11-11
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', 'https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/', 'license', 'https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/', 'license']
Update frequency Never
Language English
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 in GeoJSON format {"type":"Polygon","coordinates":[[[-8.0958, 53.0],[-8.0958, 55.8589], [-2.7506, 55.8589], [-2.7506, 53.0], [-8.0958, 53.0]]]}
Spatial Reference Systems (SRS) WGS 84 (EPSG:4326)
Vertical Extent {"maxVerticalExtent": "-20", "verticalDomainName": "sea level", "minVerticalExtent": "-152"}
Provenance information 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
Period of time covered (begin) 2012-01-01
Period of time covered (end) 2012-12-31