Tiree Passage Time Series: Oceans 2025 Theme 10, SO12
Temperature, salinity and flow variability on the north-west European Shelf west of Scotland have been monitored by SAMS since 1981. Analyses are derived from a range of marine and atmospheric data sources which together comprise a “proto-observatory” of the European Shelf to the west of the Scottish mainland.
The main time series are from a current meter mooring which has been maintained on the northwest European continental shelf since June 1981 (the Tiree Passage mooring), and a hydrographic section repeated at least annually across the shelf at ~56°N since 1975 (The Ellett Line).
- Click here to get live data from the Tiree Passage mooring.
- Click here to download a project summary from March 2009.
SAMS scientific coordinator: Dr Mark Inall
Technical staff: Colin Griffiths
Funders: various, currently Oceans 2025
- Inall, M., Gillibrand, P., Griffiths, C., MacDougall, N., and Blackwell, K. (2009) On the oceanographic variablility of the North-West European Shelf to the West of Scotland. Journal of Marine Systems 77: 210-226