Details of Irish Weather Buoy Network - Station Belmullet-AMETS


Dataset identification

Title of datasetIrish Weather Buoy Network - Station Belmullet-AMETS
Narrative summary of datasetThe Irish Weather Buoy Network is a network of 5 weather buoys around Ireland. These weather buoys are moored surface buoys with instruments which collect weather and ocean data including air temperature, atmospheric humidity, sea surface temperature, sea temperature and salinity on moored chain, wave statistics and wind speed/direction. This data set relates to the data collected at station Belmullet-AMETS between April 2011 and August 2011. The Weather Buoy network has been established to improve predictive weather forecasting. The weather buoy project has consisted of a team drawn together under an MOU between the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (DTTAS), the Marine Institute (MI), Met Eireann and the UK Met Office. There have been incomplete data observations for periods when the weather buoys were offline for maintenance and or damage from adverse weather conditions such as storms.
Project/programmeIrish Weather Buoy Network
Start date2011-04-07
End date2011-08-10
Frequency of observationshour to sub-day

Responsible organisations

Organisation nameMarine Institute
Role of organisationDataset Holding Organisation

Dataset availability

Original dataset download link
Date of original dataset publication2019-05-20
Dataset formatDelimited
Public accessNo limitations
License for useCC-BY 4.0
Link to dataset after processing by data centre{6D2DEBCA-4826-4DCC-94C1-B119E9DC253E}


Latitude north boundary54.2659
Longitude east boundary-10.14221
Latitude south boundary54.2659
Longitude west boundary-10.14221
Coordinate reference systemWorld Geodetic System 84
Sea areaNortheast Atlantic Ocean (40W)

Data types, collection and processing

Observation typeWaves
ParameterAir pressure
Air temperature
Atmospheric humidity
Wind strength and direction
Wave direction
Temperature of the water column
Wave height and period statistics
Instrument typeunknown
Platform typemoored surface buoy
Data quality processing informationTypical system accuracies obtained from operational weather buoys are: Wind speed ±1 m s-1 or 10% Wind direction ±10° Air temperature ±1°C Air pressure ±1 hPa Sea-surface temperature ±1°C Relative humidity ±6% Significant wave height ±0.2 m or 5% Wave period ±1 sec

Process information

Submitting organisationMarine Institute
Submission identifier (UUID)1a09fd19-0bfb-4419-ac20-683256c864aa
Date of dataset creation2019-02-01
Date of dataset revision2019-02-01
Date of metadata creation2019-02-05
Date of metadata latest revision2019-05-16
Date of publishing2019-05-20
Date of processed dataset publication2019-05-16
Processing data centreMarine Institute
Summary record-ID501