Regional Coastal Monitoring Programmes

Introduction

The storm catalogue is an archive of the spatial footprint and associated storm track of extreme wave events (defined by the 1 year return period Hs) captured by the wave buoy network operated by the National Network of Regional Coastal Monitoring Programmes of England since 2003. It is the result of an effort by the Channel Coastal Observatory to synthesise the wave data collected by the network, and is updated on an annual basis. Although the rationale behind the location of each buoy is to provide site-specific wave information, the number of buoys currently deployed means that they can produce a consistent, spatially-representative, shallow water wave climate of the English coast.

The catalogue is organised so that the user can browse extreme wave events either by storm season or by the region that was impacted by a storm. There are two maps for each storm; one showing the spatial footprint of the event and the other the associated storm track.

The maximum Hs measured at each wave buoy site during an extreme wave event are given in the following spreadsheet. This document will be updated annually.

The method of extremes analysis that underpins the storm catalogue is described in TN03, available from http://www.channelcoast.org/reports/
Dhoop, T. & Thompson, C. 2018. Extreme Value Analysis for CCO Coastal Wave Data. Channel Coastal Observatory TN03.

Full details of the background can be found in the open access peer-reviewed paper:
Dhoop, T. & Mason, T. 2018. Spatial Characteristics and Duration of Extreme Wave Events around the English Coastline. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering. 6(1), 14; DOI: 10.3390/jmse6010014 http://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/6/1/14

The images in this catalogue are free to use under the Open Government Licence using the following copyright and acknowledgement:
Copyright: New Forest District Council
Acknowledgement: Image courtesy of the National Network of Regional Coastal Monitoring Programmes

Wave Data

The analysis that underpins the storm catalogue uses all measured data from 37 directional waverider buoys from initial deployment until 30 June 2017, together with 3 industry owned buoys. Data from the wave buoys at Wave Hub, Rhyl Flats, and Gwynt Y Môr were kindly provided by Wave Hub Ltd. and RWE Innogy Ltd. Record length exceeds 10 years at the majority of sites, and up to ~ 16 years along the eastern English Channel.

Regional Partitioning

The English coastline has been partitioned into sections of coast which have a distinct and common behavioural response to extreme wave events.

Extreme wave events by storm season

2017 - 2018

DateSpatial FootprintTrack
13 September, 2017
16 October, 2017
21 October, 2017
10 December, 2017
25 December, 2017
2 January, 2018
6 January, 2018
16 January, 2018
13 February, 2018
1 March, 2018
14 March, 2018
16 March, 2018

2016 - 2017

DateSpatial FootprintTrack
5 October, 2016
23 October, 2016
6 November, 2016
20 November, 2016
21 November, 2016
13 January, 2017
2 February, 2017
12 February, 2017
23 February, 2017

2015 - 2016

DateSpatial FootprintTrack
17 November, 2015
21 November, 2015
29 November, 2015
30 December, 2015
1 January, 2016
14 January, 2016
2 February, 2016
6 February, 2016
7 February, 2016
2 March, 2016
9 March, 2016
28 March, 2016
10 April, 2016
31 May, 2016

2014 - 2015

DateSpatial FootprintTrack
21 October, 2014
13 November, 2014
10 December, 2014
11 December, 2014
28 December, 2014
9 January, 2015
14 January, 2015
30 January, 2015
24 February, 2015
31 March, 2015

2013 - 2014

DateSpatial FootprintTrack
10 September, 2013
9 October, 2013
27 October, 2013
3 November, 2013
20 November, 2013
5 December, 2013
21 December, 2013
23 December, 2013
27 December, 2013
30 December, 2013
1 January, 2014
3 January, 2014
6 January, 2014
31 January, 2014
4 February, 2014
8 February, 2014
12 February, 2014
14 February, 2014
11 May, 2014

2012 - 2013

DateSpatial FootprintTrack
21 November, 2012
18 January, 2013
11 March, 2013
21 March, 2013
24 May, 2013

2011 - 2012

DateSpatial FootprintTrack
12 December, 2011
15 December, 2011
3 January, 2012
4 January, 2012
3 April, 2012
25 April, 2012
29 April, 2012

2010 - 2011

DateSpatial FootprintTrack
8 November, 2010
11 November, 2010
17 November, 2010
29 November, 2010

2009 - 2010

DateSpatial FootprintTrack
13 November, 2009
21 November, 2009
28 November, 2009
17 December, 2009
12 January, 2010
16 January, 2010
31 March, 2010

2008 - 2009

DateSpatial FootprintTrack
3 October, 2008
13 December, 2008

2007 - 2008

DateSpatial FootprintTrack
22 August, 2007
8 November, 2007
18 November, 2007
7 December, 2007
13 January, 2008
15 January, 2008
3 February, 2008
1 March, 2008
10 March, 2008
12 March, 2008
21 March, 2008
17 April, 2008

2006 - 2007

DateSpatial FootprintTrack
3 December, 2006
18 January, 2007
6 March, 2007

2005 - 2006

DateSpatial FootprintTrack
2 November, 2005
2 December, 2005
30 December, 2005

2003 - 2004

DateSpatial FootprintTrack
8 January, 2004
31 January, 2004
23 June, 2004

East

2017 - 2018

DateSpatial FootprintTrack
6 January, 2018
1 March, 2018
16 March, 2018

2016 - 2017

DateSpatial FootprintTrack
6 November, 2016
21 November, 2016
13 January, 2017
12 February, 2017
23 February, 2017

2015 - 2016

DateSpatial FootprintTrack
17 November, 2015
21 November, 2015
1 January, 2016
14 January, 2016
9 March, 2016
31 May, 2016

2014 - 2015

DateSpatial FootprintTrack
21 October, 2014
28 December, 2014
30 January, 2015

2013 - 2014

DateSpatial FootprintTrack
10 September, 2013
9 October, 2013
27 October, 2013
20 November, 2013
5 December, 2013
23 December, 2013
27 December, 2013
4 February, 2014
12 February, 2014
14 February, 2014

2012 - 2013

DateSpatial FootprintTrack
11 March, 2013
21 March, 2013
24 May, 2013

2011 - 2012

DateSpatial FootprintTrack
12 December, 2011
4 January, 2012
3 April, 2012
29 April, 2012

2010 - 2011

DateSpatial FootprintTrack
8 November, 2010
29 November, 2010

2009 - 2010

DateSpatial FootprintTrack
17 December, 2009

2007 - 2008

DateSpatial FootprintTrack
22 August, 2007
8 November, 2007
1 March, 2008
12 March, 2008
21 March, 2008

2006 - 2007

DateSpatial FootprintTrack
18 January, 2007

Southeast

2017 - 2018

DateSpatial FootprintTrack
13 September, 2017
21 October, 2017
10 December, 2017
25 December, 2017
2 January, 2018
13 February, 2018
1 March, 2018

2016 - 2017

DateSpatial FootprintTrack
20 November, 2016
21 November, 2016
2 February, 2017

2015 - 2016

DateSpatial FootprintTrack
29 November, 2015
30 December, 2015
1 January, 2016
6 February, 2016
7 February, 2016
9 March, 2016
28 March, 2016

2014 - 2015

DateSpatial FootprintTrack
11 December, 2014
14 January, 2015
31 March, 2015

2013 - 2014

DateSpatial FootprintTrack
27 October, 2013
21 December, 2013
23 December, 2013
27 December, 2013
30 December, 2013
1 January, 2014
3 January, 2014
6 January, 2014
31 January, 2014
4 February, 2014
8 February, 2014
12 February, 2014
14 February, 2014

2012 - 2013

DateSpatial FootprintTrack
21 November, 2012

2011 - 2012

DateSpatial FootprintTrack
12 December, 2011
15 December, 2011
3 January, 2012
4 January, 2012
25 April, 2012
29 April, 2012

2010 - 2011

DateSpatial FootprintTrack
8 November, 2010
11 November, 2010
17 November, 2010

2009 - 2010

DateSpatial FootprintTrack
13 November, 2009
21 November, 2009
28 November, 2009
31 March, 2010

2008 - 2009

DateSpatial FootprintTrack
3 October, 2008
13 December, 2008

2007 - 2008

DateSpatial FootprintTrack
18 November, 2007
13 January, 2008
15 January, 2008
3 February, 2008
10 March, 2008

2006 - 2007

DateSpatial FootprintTrack
3 December, 2006
18 January, 2007
6 March, 2007

2005 - 2006

DateSpatial FootprintTrack
2 November, 2005
2 December, 2005
30 December, 2005

2003 - 2004

DateSpatial FootprintTrack
8 January, 2004
31 January, 2004
23 June, 2004

Southwest

2017 - 2018

DateSpatial FootprintTrack
16 October, 2017
21 October, 2017
13 February, 2018
1 March, 2018
14 March, 2018

2016 - 2017

DateSpatial FootprintTrack
20 November, 2016
2 February, 2017

2015 - 2016

DateSpatial FootprintTrack
30 December, 2015
1 January, 2016
6 February, 2016
7 February, 2016
28 March, 2016
10 April, 2016

2014 - 2015

DateSpatial FootprintTrack
13 November, 2014
11 December, 2014
14 January, 2015

2013 - 2014

DateSpatial FootprintTrack
27 October, 2013
23 December, 2013
27 December, 2013
30 December, 2013
1 January, 2014
3 January, 2014
6 January, 2014
31 January, 2014
4 February, 2014
8 February, 2014
12 February, 2014
14 February, 2014

2012 - 2013

DateSpatial FootprintTrack
21 November, 2012
18 January, 2013

2011 - 2012

DateSpatial FootprintTrack
12 December, 2011
3 January, 2012
25 April, 2012
29 April, 2012

2010 - 2011

DateSpatial FootprintTrack
8 November, 2010
11 November, 2010
17 November, 2010

2009 - 2010

DateSpatial FootprintTrack
13 November, 2009
21 November, 2009
28 November, 2009
12 January, 2010
16 January, 2010

2008 - 2009

DateSpatial FootprintTrack
3 October, 2008

2007 - 2008

DateSpatial FootprintTrack
8 November, 2007
7 December, 2007
13 January, 2008
3 February, 2008
10 March, 2008
17 April, 2008

2006 - 2007

DateSpatial FootprintTrack
3 December, 2006
18 January, 2007
6 March, 2007

Bristol Channel

2017 - 2018

DateSpatial FootprintTrack
13 September, 2017
16 October, 2017
21 October, 2017
10 December, 2017
2 January, 2018
16 January, 2018
1 March, 2018

2016 - 2017

DateSpatial FootprintTrack
23 February, 2017

2015 - 2016

DateSpatial FootprintTrack
17 November, 2015
21 November, 2015
29 November, 2015
2 February, 2016
7 February, 2016
2 March, 2016
9 March, 2016

2014 - 2015

DateSpatial FootprintTrack
21 October, 2014
11 December, 2014
9 January, 2015
14 January, 2015
30 January, 2015
24 February, 2015
31 March, 2015

2013 - 2014

DateSpatial FootprintTrack
27 October, 2013
3 November, 2013
20 November, 2013
27 December, 2013
3 January, 2014
6 January, 2014
31 January, 2014
4 February, 2014
8 February, 2014
12 February, 2014
14 February, 2014
11 May, 2014

2011 - 2012

DateSpatial FootprintTrack
12 December, 2011
15 December, 2011
3 January, 2012
4 January, 2012
29 April, 2012

2010 - 2011

DateSpatial FootprintTrack
11 November, 2010

2009 - 2010

DateSpatial FootprintTrack
13 November, 2009
21 November, 2009
31 March, 2010

2008 - 2009

DateSpatial FootprintTrack
3 October, 2008

2007 - 2008

DateSpatial FootprintTrack
7 December, 2007
1 March, 2008
10 March, 2008
12 March, 2008
21 March, 2008

Northwest

2017 - 2018

DateSpatial FootprintTrack
13 September, 2017
16 October, 2017
21 October, 2017
2 January, 2018
16 January, 2018

2016 - 2017

DateSpatial FootprintTrack
13 January, 2017
23 February, 2017

2015 - 2016

DateSpatial FootprintTrack
17 November, 2015
21 November, 2015
29 November, 2015
1 January, 2016
2 February, 2016
7 February, 2016
2 March, 2016

2014 - 2015

DateSpatial FootprintTrack
21 October, 2014
10 December, 2014
11 December, 2014
9 January, 2015
14 January, 2015
30 January, 2015
24 February, 2015
31 March, 2015

2013 - 2014

DateSpatial FootprintTrack
9 October, 2013
3 November, 2013
20 November, 2013
5 December, 2013
23 December, 2013
27 December, 2013
3 January, 2014
31 January, 2014
12 February, 2014

2011 - 2012

DateSpatial FootprintTrack
12 December, 2011
3 January, 2012
4 January, 2012
3 April, 2012

2010 - 2011

DateSpatial FootprintTrack
11 November, 2010

2009 - 2010

DateSpatial FootprintTrack
31 March, 2010

2007 - 2008

DateSpatial FootprintTrack
1 March, 2008
12 March, 2008
21 March, 2008

West Lyme Bay

2017 - 2018

DateSpatial FootprintTrack
6 January, 2018
13 February, 2018
1 March, 2018
16 March, 2018

2016 - 2017

DateSpatial FootprintTrack
5 October, 2016
23 October, 2016
20 November, 2016
2 February, 2017
12 February, 2017

2015 - 2016

DateSpatial FootprintTrack
30 December, 2015
1 January, 2016
6 February, 2016
28 March, 2016
10 April, 2016

2014 - 2015

DateSpatial FootprintTrack
13 November, 2014
14 January, 2015

2013 - 2014

DateSpatial FootprintTrack
23 December, 2013
30 December, 2013
1 January, 2014
3 January, 2014
4 February, 2014
12 February, 2014
14 February, 2014

2012 - 2013

DateSpatial FootprintTrack
21 November, 2012
18 January, 2013
11 March, 2013
21 March, 2013

2011 - 2012

DateSpatial FootprintTrack
25 April, 2012
29 April, 2012

2010 - 2011

DateSpatial FootprintTrack
17 November, 2010

2009 - 2010

DateSpatial FootprintTrack
13 November, 2009
12 January, 2010
16 January, 2010

2008 - 2009

DateSpatial FootprintTrack
3 October, 2008

2007 - 2008

DateSpatial FootprintTrack
18 November, 2007
13 January, 2008
3 February, 2008
10 March, 2008
17 April, 2008
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