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The physical oceanography of the Celtic Sea
Cooper, L.H.N. (1967). The physical oceanography of the Celtic Sea. Oceanogr. Mar. Biol. Ann. Rev. 5: 99-110
In: Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Annual Review. Aberdeen University Press/Allen & Unwin: London. ISSN 0078-3218, more
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  • Cooper, L.H.N.

    The Celtic Sea is a shallow embayment of the eastern North Atlantic bounded by the Celtic lands of Southern Ireland, southwest Wales, Cornwall, and Brittany. It may be arbitrarily separated from the Irish Sea by a line drawn from Ramsey Island, Pembrokeshire to Carnsore Point and from the English Channel by a line drawn from Ushant to Lands End. It is convenient to think of the Bristol Channel east of a line from Ramsey Island to Lands End as a separate area. The outer limit of the Celtic Sea may be set at the break of slope in 90-100 fm (165-185 m) so that the complex system of submarine canyons which dissects the continental slope and the structure of the water masses there will not be further considered.

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