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The movements of sea-bed and sea-surface drifters in the Irish Sea, 1965-1967
Harvey, J. (1968). The movements of sea-bed and sea-surface drifters in the Irish Sea, 1965-1967. Sarsia 34: 227-242
In: Sarsia. University of Bergen. Universitetsforlaget: Bergen. ISSN 0036-4827, more
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  • Harvey, J. (1968). The movements of sea-bed and sea-surface drifters in the Irish Sea, 1965-1967, in: Brattström, H. et al. (Ed.) The Importance of Water Movements for Biology and Distribution of Marine Organisms: 2nd European Symposium on Marine Biology, Bergen 24-28 August 1967. Sarsia, 34: pp. 227-242. dx.doi.org/10.1080/00364827.1968.10413385, more

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Document type: Conference paper

Keywords
    Drift; Marine birds; Ocean floor; Sea surface; Stranding; ANE, Irish Sea [Marine Regions]; Marine

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  • Harvey, J.

Abstract
    500 sea-bed and 500 sea-surface drifters were released in the Irish Sea on each of four occasions. The overall mean return rate of each type of drifter was about 34% within six months of release. Marked differences were found between the movements of sea-surface drifters released on different occasions, whereas there were some similarities in the movements of sea-bed drifters released on different occasions. The movements of the different types of drifters were generally unrelated. The movements of the sea-surface drifters were shown to be closely related to the wind, and the wind factor, k, was estimated to lie between 1.5% and 2.0%. Attention was drawn to the marked vertical shear in residual currents in the Irish Sea indicated by the drifter movements.

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