Renewables Atlas Data Licence

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Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters - tidal resource - peak flow for a mean spring tide (m/s)

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This layer is part of the dataset taken from the report 'Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters Strategic Area: Marine Energy Resources' funded by The Crown Estate. The report is based on the outputs from a full hydrodynamic wave model and defines the marine renewable energy resource information at a regional scale. The modelling results have produced an enhanced definition of marine renewable energy resource with improvements of spatial resolution, underlying bathymetry and length of data series over that previously available in the Atlas of UK Marine Energy Resources (ABPmer 2008).

This layer displays the Peak Flow for a Mean Spring Tide (mean annual flow velocity in ms-1 for the spring tide).

Data source: Atlas of UK Marine Renewable Energy Resources (see https://www.renewables-atlas.info/)

 

Annual Mean Wave Power - Full Wave Field (kW/m)

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Sea surface waves are mainly caused by the effects of wind on the surface of the sea. Their height is predominantly determined by the fetch (i.e. distance wind has blown over) and length of time of the wind forcing. Some local modification of wave height can be caused by tides. The seabed also influences waves in shallow water as waves will become steeper and higher as they approach the shore. Wave power is the quantification of the power transmitted by a wave moving across the sea surface. In general, larger waves are more powerful but wave power is also determined by wave speed, wavelength, and water density. Within Scottish waters, the wave climate is mainly influenced by conditions in the North Atlantic ocean, where the fetch is long enough to establish large, regular waves known as swell. The north and west of Scotland (Hebrides, Orkney and Shetland) are most exposed to these conditions. On the east coast of Scotland, conditions in autumn and winter may also be rough in the North Sea because the wind direction can lead to a large fetch. Moreover, the Moray Firth is also relatively exposed because of its shoaling bathymetry and exposure to the North Sea.

Data source: Atlas of UK Marine Renewable Energy Resources (see https://www.renewables-atlas.info/)

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