Coastal Monitoring Site: Cromarty
Cromarty harbour is located on the north east coast of Scotland, it is situated within the narrow entrance that separates the Cromarty Firth with the North Sea. As it sits within the entrance this site is a sheltered spot in a sheltered coastline.
Although the recorder is within the shelter of Cromarty Firth, it is deployed on the outside wall of the harbour and subject to strong tidal flows of water. The minilogger recorder is deployed below Cromarty pier fixed at a depth of approximately 1 m above the seabed. Temperature measurements have been recorded at Cromarty since 2003.