Coastal Observatory, Liverpool Bay, Irish Sea National Oceanography Centre website
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» Hilbre weather station
» Irish Sea forecast
» Hilbre tidal preds
» Liverpool tidal preds
» Ferry measurements
» Get moorings data
» Get Met data
» Live Hilbre images



»Monitoring

 » Coastal tide gauges
Real-time tidal data from Workington, Heysham, Liverpool, Llandudno, Holyhead, Eastham Lock, Alfred Lock, Gladstone Lock and Hilbre Island. Tidal predictions for Holyhead, LLandudno, Hilbre Island, Liverpool, Heysham, Workington, Portpatrick, Port Erin, Bangor (N. Ireland) and Dublin.

 » Ferry measurements
Real-time data from the Liverpool to Belfast ferry (route sometimes changes to Dublin). Measurements include temperature, conductivity, chlorophyll, salinity and turbidity. Get these data via the above link.

 » Fixed moorings
Archived data from the two mooring sites in Liverpool bay and from the survey cruise (CTD and underway data). Records of the current profile, temperature, conductivity, turbidity, pressure, nutrients, PAR, fluorescence and oxygen. Get these data via the above link. Near-real time data from the Surface SmartBuoy, records of fluorescence, turbidity, PAR, salinity, temperature and oxygen saturation. Near-real time data from the Dee wave buoy, records of significant wave height, mean spectral period, peak period, wave direction, maximum wave height and temperature. Near-real time data from the bottom mounted ADCP (at either site A or site B), records of current profile and bottom temperature. Archived data from autonomous glider deployment in the Irish Sea (26 Oct - 17 Nov 2005).

 » Met stations
Real-time data from the Hilbre Island weather station. Wind speed and direction, air temperature, atmospheric pressure, humidity, solarity, PAR and rainfall Get these data via the above link. Monthly review plots and archived data from Bidston Observatory.

 » Radar
Real-time data from HF Radar - images of surface currents and waves across Liverpool Bay. Real-time images from X-band Radar - Radar images around Hilbre Island. These images show up waves, sandbanks even flocks and tracks of birds.

 » Rivers
Near-Real time data from rivers in the North West of England. Rivers flows from Eden, Derwent, Lune, Ribble, Douglas and Mersey. Aerial photographs of selected river estuaries.

 » Satellite
Latest satellite images of sea surface temperature, chlorophyll and suspended sediment from the Irish Sea (including Saint George's Channel and the North Channel). Animations of theses images over the last few years.

 » Webcams
Latest web camera images from Hilbre Island. Panoramic views, archived images since April 2003. Archived image viewer. Get the images from the above link.


»Modelling

 » Ocean Shelf Model
Model forecasts for the Irish Sea (including Saint George's Channel and the North Channel) of sea temperature, salinity and elevation from the Ocean Shelf Model. Forecasts are available for different water depth levels and selected point profiles.

 » Irish Sea Model
Model forecasts of mean currents, sea temperature, salinity and point profiles. Forecasts are available for different water depth levels and selected point profiles.

 » Wave Model
Model forecasts of swell and wind waves for the Irish Sea. Forecasts are available every six hours for the next 36 hours.

 » Mesoscale Model
Model forecasts for the Irish Sea of air temperature, wind vectors (wind speed and direction), specific humidity, sensible heat flux, cloud clover and precipitation. Forecasts are available every three hours for the next 36 hours.


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