Acoustic backscatter strength and turbulence data from Vobster Quay (24-28 June 2016)

  • Stefano Simoncelli (Creator)
  • Danielle Wain (Creator)



The dataset provides backscatter strength data from a 500-kHz ADCP by Nortek deployed in Vobster Quay, a 40-m quarry in South-West England (UK). Acoustic data shows the Diel Vertical Migration of small zooplankton at dusk and sunrise on 24-28 June 2016. The dataset also contains 10 turbulence profiles acquired with a microstructure profiler (SCAMP, manufactured by PME) in the same lake during the day. The ensemble-averaged profile shows small dissipation of turbulent kinetic energy in the lake interior, where turbulence is generally suppressed by the summer temperature stratification.

Note: This dataset was originally published for a draft of the paper "Can small zooplankton mix lakes?" in Limnology and Oceanography Letters (DOI: 10.1002/lol2.10047). However, the final version of the paper does not refer any more to this dataset. Access to the data is still available upon request.
Date made available12 Jan 2018
PublisherUniversity of Bath
Date of data production24 Jun 2016 - 28 Jun 2016
Geographical coverageVobster Quay, Radstock, UK
Geospatial point51.246, -2.423Show on map

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