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North Sea Interactive

The North Sea Interactive (NSI) project was an 8-month NERC funded project led by Heriot-Watt University, in collaboration with the BGS and NOC. The aim of the project was to develop a new decision-support tool that would translate existing marine environmental data into an interactive mapping product for the offshore oil and gas industry.

National Plant Monitoring Scheme, 2015 to 2016 dataset

D.B. Roy, N. Bunch, F. Harris, H. New, O.L. Pescott & K.J. Walker
This dataset contains data from the National Plant Monitoring Scheme between 2015 and 2016. These consist of plant species occurrences, with abundance values, in plots. Plots are nested with 1 km squares, and are georeferenced according to the British/Irish/Channel Islands grid systems, or in latitude/longitude format; the 1 km squares surveyed were selected according to a weighted-random design, designed to enrich the sample for semi-natural habitats. Plots also have associated habitat and spatial information, as...

Plant community basal data from a hedgerow cutting experiment in England, 2016

D. Stanbury, H.J. Dean, O.L. Pescott & Staley J.T
This dataset contains plant community data from a hedgerow experiment investigating the effects of cutting regimes on plant species richness. There were four sites, one in Buckinghamshire, two in Oxfordshire and one in Devon. Data were collected in 2016, using 1m x 10m quadrats on each side of the hedgerow at two positions. One quadrat was situated beneath the woody vegetation of the hedge (inner) and one adjacent to the inner quadrat (outer) to sample...

Benthic macrofauna abundance from megacore samples in Whittard Canyon during cruise JC036 during summer 2009.

Laetitia Gunton, Andrew J Gooday, Adrian Glover & Brian James Bett
Macrofauna and polychaete species abundance data were obtained from replicate megacore samples, collected from three branches inside the Whittard Canyon (N.E. Atlantic) and one site on the adjacent slope to the west of the canyon during cruise JC036 in June and July 2009. Samples were collected using a Megacorer. Four sites were sampled, three in the Whittard Canyon branches (Western, Central and Eastern) and one site on the slope to the west of the canyon....

Dissolved inorganic carbon and total alkalinity measurements from CTD niskin collected depth profiles along the tropical and subtropical North and South Atlantic Ocean on GEOTRACES cruise D361.

Eithne Tynan & Eric Pieter Achterberg
This dataset contains measurements of seawater dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC) and total alkalinity (TA) from the tropical and subtropical Atlantic. Samples were collected during RRS Discovery cruise D361, between February and March 2011, as part of the GEOTRACES research programme. Samples from casts 5 to 39 (excluding 32) were analysed on board and cast 32 and 40 to 48 were poisoned and analysed at the National Oceanography Centre (University of Southampton, UK) after completion of...

Discrete inorganic nutrient samples collected from the Celtic Sea during RRS Discovery cruise DY026B in August 2014.

E Malcolm S Woodward
This data set contains discrete inorganic nutrient measurements collected from CTD bottles and the non-toxic, pumped-seawater supply. The measurements include nitrite, nitrate+nitrite, ammonium, silicate and phosphate. The data were collected from the vicinity of the Celtic Sea during RRS Discovery cruise 026B (DY026B) in the summer (August) of 2014. Discrete samples were collected from 7 CTD casts carried out with a stainless steel CTD package that was fitted with a Sea-Bird SBE 911plus underwater CTD...

ESA Sea Ice Climate Change Initiative (Sea_Ice_cci): Sea Ice Concentration Climate Data Record from the AMSR-E and AMSR-2 instruments at 50 km grid spacing, version 2.0

L. Toudal Pedersen, G. Dybkjær, S. Eastwood, G. Heygster, N. Ivanova, S. Kern, T. Lavergne, R. Saldo, S. Sandven, A. Sørensen & R. Tonboe

BGS Geology - 50k (DiGMapGB-50) version 8

Data identifying areas (shown as polygons) attributed with geological names. The scale of the data is 1:50 000 scale. Onshore coverage is provided for all of England, Wales, Scotland and the Isle of Man. Data are supplied as five themes: bedrock, superficial deposits, mass movement, artificial ground and linear features. Bedrock geology describes the main mass of solid rocks forming the earth’s crust. Bedrock is present everywhere, whether exposed at surface in outcrops or concealed...

Ship board incubations for quantification of macrofaunal activity during RRS Discovery cruise DY030.

Rachel Hale, Christina L Wood, Jasmin A Godbold & Martin Solan
This data set contains incubations with sediment cores to assess macro faunal activity in the Celtic Sea. The data were collected between 10-May-2015 to 19-May-2015 on board the RRS Discovery cruise DY030. The authors do not have any concerns over the quality of the data set and values are consistent with similar data reported in the wider literature. Replicate sediment cores (n = 5) of size 20 cm by 20 cm and depth 12 cm...

An improved database of coastal flooding in the United Kingdom from 1915 to 2016.

Ivan David Haigh, Ozgun Ozsoy, Matthew P Wadey, Robert J Nicholls, Shari L Gallop, Thomas Wahl & Jenny Brown
Coastal flooding caused by extreme sea levels can produce devastating and wide-ranging consequences. The 'SurgeWatch' v1.0 database systematically documents and assesses the consequences of historical coastal flood events around the UK. The original database was inevitably biased due to the inconsistent spatial and temporal coverage of sea-level observations utilised. Therefore, we present an improved version integrating a variety of 'soft' data such as journal papers, newspapers, weather reports, and social media. SurgeWatch2.0 identifies 329 coastal...

Soil food webs, Successions - Jacobian Matrices

A.M Neutel, J.A.P Heesterbeek, J. Van De Koppel, G. Hoenderboom, A. Vos, C Kaldeway, F Berendese & P.C De Ruiter
The soil food webs in this collection represent a total of 32 belowground communities studied by Neutel et al. (2007), from two natural successions in sandy dune soils: one on the Waddensea Island of Schiermonnikoog in the north of the Netherlands and the other at Hulshorsterzand, on the Veluwe, in the central Netherlands. The study sites, which constitute the two gradients, represent four consecutive stages in chronosequences of early primary vegetation succession, increasing in aboveground...

Soil food webs, agro and native - Jacobian matrices

P.C De Ruiter, A.M Neutel & J.C Moore
The soil food webs in this collection represent seven belowground communities from native and agricultural soils. The seven communities are from experimental research sites in the USA, Sweden and the Netherlands. The Jacobians of the seven food webs were calculated by de Ruiter et al. (1995) using the empirical biomass data of the respective systems, and inferring steady-state biomass flow data using a procedure described by Hunt et al. (1987), see further references below. The...

ESA Ocean Colour Climate Change Initiative (Ocean_Colour_cci): Collection of Version 2.0 Data

S. Sathyendranath, S. Groom, M. Grant, R.J.W. Brewin, A. Thompson, A. Chuprin, A. Horseman, T. Jackson, V. Martinez Vicente, T. Platt, C. Brockmann, M. Zühlke, R. Doerffer, A. Valente, V. Brotas, H. Krasemann, D. Müller, M. Dowell, F. Mélin, J. Swinton, A. Farman, S. Lavender, T.S. Moore, P. Regner, S. Roy … & G Zibordi

MINERVA: North-West European shelf seas marine climate projections data: spatial two-dimensional 30-year mean climatology ensemble statistics

Jonathan Tinker
These climate projections for the North-West European Shelf Seas update the shelf seas component of UKCP09 Marine Report (Lowe et al, 2009) and were funded by the MINERVA project. This dataset contains ensemble statistics for model output based on the QUMP (Quantifying Uncertainties in Model Projections) ensemble of HadCM3 (Hadley Centre Coupled Model version 3) runs downscaled with POLCOMS (Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory Coastal Ocean Modelling System) under SRES A1B (Special Report on Emissons Scenarios -...

Southern Ocean Freshwater Flux Field.

Daniel C Jones & Mark Hammond
The dataset comprises a derived freshwater flux field for the Southern Ocean. This flux field is the rate of freshwater (m-3s-1) entering each point of a grid covering the Southern Ocean, divided by the surface area (m-2) represented by each grid point, which gives a flux (m s-1) at each grid point. It was produced using up-to-date freshwater data from ice shelves, icebergs, and rivers over the period 2010-2015 and integrated over a surface encompassing...

Nitrate isotopes of nitrate in the US GEOTRACES North Atlantic Zonal Transect -- Sigman laboratory.

Alexa Weigand, Dario Marconi, Daniel Sigman & Karen Casciotti
This dataset represents the nitrate isotope measurements from US GEOTRACES North Atlantic Zonal Transect generated by the Sigman Lab at Princeton University. The data are reported and analyzed in the following journal article: Marconi, D., M. A. Weigand, P. A. Rafter, M. R. McIlvin, M. Forbes, K. L. Casciotti, D. M. Sigman. Nitrate isotope distributions on the US GEOTRACES North Atlantic cross-basin section: Signals of polar nitrate sources and low latitude nitrogen cycling. Marine Chemistry,...

Nutrient concentration profiles from long term time series at Station E1 in the Western English Channel from 2002 to 2015.

E Malcolm S Woodward, Carolyn Harris & Lisa Al-Moosawi
Results are reported for the analysis of water samples taken from the E1 long-term sampling station (50 02.0' N; 04 22.0' W) situated off the south-west coast of England, United Kingdom. Data consists of results for samples that are both filtered by 0.2 um filter, and unfiltered. The analyses are reported for Nitrate+Nitrite, Nitrite, Silicate and Phosphate concentrations. The dataset begins in 2002 and runs through till 2015, though the data is an ongoing time...

AMT22 (JC079) CTD profiles (pressure, temperature, salinity, potential temperature, density, fluorescence, transmissance, downwelling PAR, dissolved oxygen concentration) calibrated and binned to 1 dbar.

Rob Thomas
This dataset consists of 74 CTD profiles collected during the Atlantic Meridional Transect programme cruise 22 (AMT22 JC079) between 12th October and 20th November 2012. The cruise track between UK and Chile passed through both north and south Atlantic gyres. This dataset contributes to the AMT time-series of core oceanographic measurements along an north-south transect of the Atlantic Ocean. The profile down casts have been processed, quality controlled, calibrated for salinity, oxygen and fluorescence, then...

Digital Geological Map Data of Great Britain - 10k (DiGMapGB-10) Superficial version 2

Data identifying landscape areas (shown as polygons) attributed with geological names and rock type descriptions. The scale of the data is 1:10 000 scale. Onshore coverage is partial with approximately 30% of England, Scotland and Wales available in the version 2 data release. BGS intend to continue developing coverage at this scale; current focus is to include all large priority urban areas, along with road and rail transport corridors. Superficial deposits are the youngest geological...

Digital Geological Map Data of Great Britain - 250k (DiGMapGB-250) Bedrock version 4

Data identifying landscape areas (shown as polygons) attributed with geological names and rock type descriptions.. The scale of the data is 1:250 000 scale providing a generalised geology. Onshore coverage is provided for all of England, Wales, Scotland and the Isle of Man. Bedrock geology describes the main mass of solid rocks forming the earth’s crust. Bedrock is present everywhere, whether exposed at surface in outcrops or concealed beneath superficial deposits or water bodies. The...

Digital Geological Map Data of Great Britain - 250k (DiGMapGB-250)

Data identifying landscape areas (shown as polygons) attributed with geological names. The scale of the data is 1:250 000 scale providing a generalised geology. Onshore coverage is provided for all of England, Wales, Scotland and the Isle of Man. Data are supplied as two themes: bedrock and linear features (faults), there is no superficial, mass movement or artificial theme available onshore at this scale. Bedrock geology describes the main mass of solid rocks forming the...

Polar Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) simulation of West Antarctic climate, summer 1980-2015

Pranab Deb, Andrew Orr & John Turner
High-resolution simulation of summer climate over West Antarctica using the Polar-optimised version of the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model conducted at British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, UK. Runs are conducted for summer (January-centred) 1980-2015, i.e. from December 1979 to February 2015, for December, January and February (DJF). Experiments were carried out for the NERC West Antarctic Grant (NE/K00445X/1) during 2014-2017. The project is aimed at understanding the variability and climatology over the West Antarctic ice...

OSMOSIS (Ocean Surface Mixing, Ocean Submesoscale Interaction Study) Seaglider Data.

Gillian Damerell, Umberto Binetti, Anna Rumyantseva, Karen J Heywood, Jan Kaiser, Stephanie Henson & Andrew F Thompson
As part of the overall OSMOSIS (Ocean Surface Mixing, Ocean Submesoscale Interaction Study) project, multiple ocean gliders were deployed in the vicinity of the Porcupine Abyssal Plain (PAP), in the North Atlantic Ocean, from September 2012 to September 2013. Gliders were deployed from the RRS Discovery, the RRS James Cook, and the R/V Celtic Explorer. This project studies the interface between the ocean surface boundary layer and the atmosphere, and offers insight into how these...

Spectral reflectance datasets, Multiscale Impacts of Cyanobacterial Crusts on Landscape Stability

University Of Reading Kevin White & University Of Reading Ian Davenport
Data consist of field spectral reflectance measurements and surface photographs of cyanobacterial soil crusts and other surficial materials in Diamantina National Park, Queensland. Data were collected as part of project NE/K011626/1 (associated with NE/K011464/1) Multiscale Impacts of Cyanobacterial Crusts on Landscape Stability. The reflectance data and associated surface photographs are of biological and physical soil crusts developed on claypan and sand dune surfaces alongside the Diamantina River (specifically on and around Lake Constance pan and...

BAS Radiation Belt Model runs for 3rd to 28th June 2013 using two different low energy boundary conditions

Hayley Allison
Two model runs using the BAS Radiation belt model; one using a low energy boundary condition set from POES data, another using a low energy boundary condition from Van Allen Probes MagEIS data. The outer boundary condition and inner boundary have been set by Van Allen Probes data for both runs. The electron flux for an equatorial pitch angle of 90 degrees is supplied for 0.9 MeV electrons. Both runs cover a period from the...

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