Annual Cycles of Physical, Chemical and Biological Parameters in Scottish Waters

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For over 100 years Marine Scotland, under various names, has conducted marine research in the waters around Scotland which has included the measurement of physical and chemical parameters at standard sections worked routinely over a number of years, and at ad hoc stations whose timing and location were determined by individual projects. The 'Scottish Marine and Freshwater Science Vol 4 No 1' paper presents summary tables of a selection of these parameters in twenty six sub-areas of Scottish waters selected because of their distinct hydrographic characteristics. Only data from 1960 have been used. 

The layer describes areas of Scottish seas for which there are 'Annual Cycles of Physical, Chemical and Biological Parameters' available as part of the 'Scottish Marine and Freshwater Science Vol 4 No 1'. DOI: 10.7489/1511-1.  The 'Feature Information' for each polygon will bring up an attribute table that includes the sea area name, a DOI (that takes you to the data from that area) and a url (that opens the data .csv file).



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The following attribution statement must be used: Contains information from the Scottish Government (Marine Scotland) licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.

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