This website uses cookies. By continuing to use this website you are agreeing to our use of cookies. 



POLCOMS model run in the Northwest European continental shelf generating current data and sea surface elevation for 10 years from 1999.

Latest Data Update: 2023-09-27
Status: Final
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Citable
Publication Date: 2023-09-18
DOI Publication Date: 2023-09-18
Download Stats: last 12 months
Dataset Size: 120 Files | 132GB


The dataset consists of depth-averaged eastward and northward current velocities, sea surface heights above mean tidal level, and eastward and northward current induced stresses at the seabed. The dataset is a gridded dataset, with grid resolution of 1/9th x 1/6th degree, i.e. approximately 12 km. It covers the Northwest European continental shelf ranging from 48 to 63 degrees latitude and -12 to 13 degrees longitude. The data are 30 minute averages and cover the period from 01 January 1999 to 31 December 2008. The dataset was generated by the Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory Coastal Ocean Modelling System (POLCOMS) numerical model run by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) Liverpool. It was funded by the Aggregate Levy Sustainability Fund (ALSF) under contract MEPF 09-P114 and Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) National Capability (NC) funding. The dataset consists of 120 data files in Climate and Forecast (CF) compliant NetCDF format.

Citable as:  Bricheno, L.M.; Wolf, J.; Aldridge, J. (2023): POLCOMS model run in the Northwest European continental shelf generating current data and sea surface elevation for 10 years from 1999.. NERC British Oceanographic Data Centre, 18 September 2023. doi:10.5285/053f88a9-011d-1824-e063-6c86abc02df5.
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: Not defined


Previous Info:
No news update for this record
Previously used record identifiers:
No related previous identifiers.
Access rules:
Public data: access to these data is available to both registered and non-registered users.
Use of these data is covered by the following licence: When using these data you must cite them correctly using the citation given on the CEDA Data Catalogue record.
Data lineage:

The data are archived on the British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC)'s space at the Centre for Environmental Data Analysis (CEDA) and assigned a DOI. No quality control procedures were applied by BODC.

Data Quality:
The data are provided as-is with no quality control undertaken by the British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC). The data suppliers have not indicated if any quality control has been undertaken on these data.
File Format:
Climate and Forecast compliant NetCDFs

Related Documents

No documents related to this record were found.

Process overview

No variables found.

Temporal Range
Start time:
End time:
Geographic Extent