In the 1980s Dr L. Maddock assisted staff and visiting workers with computer analyses of their data, and was the Citadel Hill Laboratory staff's link with the NERC Computing Service. Before retiring she ensured that data sets specifically relating to the Plymouth area were reformatted and archived.
Oceanographic, chemical, biological and climate data.
1659-1989 Data sheets, computer printout and PC discs
Note: Deposited by Linda Maddock.
Summary: Includes Western English Channel and MBA sampling station data routinely collected by the former Chemistry and Botany Departments, including phytoplankton analysis by G. T. Boalch and D.S.
Harbour; benthic and zoological data collected by N.A. Holme and A.J. Southward; climate data (including the pre-1845 material) extracted from various sources. Some of the data would have been reported to the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES), Copenhagen, and to the British Oceanographic Data Centre,
Bidston. Some of the PC files are in Excel, but many are comma-delimited files associated with Fortran programs which will download as unformatted text files.