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Urania DIME2000 leg 2

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Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)Urania (48UR)
Cruise identifierDIME2000 leg 2
Cruise period2000-06-10 — 2000-06-21
StatusCompleted
Port of departureTrapani, Italy
Port of returnPalermo, Italy
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesThe primary objectives of the cruise were to study:
1. The flow of intermediate and deep waters through the Strait of Sicily.
2. The exchange flow over sills at the western edge of the Strait of Sicily.
3. The path of the overflow from the sills into the Tyrrhenian sea.
4. Mixing processes within the overflow.
The primary datasets obtained are:
1. Autosub ADCP/CTD data
2. CTD/LACDP casts.
Chief scientistG P Gasparini (ENEA Santa Teresa Marine Environment Research Center)
ProjectAutosub science missions thematic programme
Coordinating bodyNERC
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralMediterranean Sea
SpecificWestern part of Strait of Sicily and Southern Tyrrhenian Sea mostly within 36?N-38?N and 10?E-13?E
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 20
Description: Bottle samples taken on about 20 of the CTD casts
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 120
Description: Combined CTD/LADCP casts (some were CTD only)
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsQuantity: track kilometres = 250
Description: AUTOSUB data CTD + ADCP
Current profiler (eg ADCP)Quantity: track kilometres = 250
Description: AUTOSUB data CTD + ADCP
Current profiler (eg ADCP)Quantity: number of stations = 110
Description: Combined CTD/LADCP casts (some were CTD only)
Current profiler (eg ADCP)Quantity: number of stations = 120
Description: Combined CTD/LADCP casts (some were CTD only)
Current profiler (eg ADCP)Quantity: track kilometres = 2240
Description: Shipborne ADCP
Chemical oceanography 
PhosphateQuantity: number of stations = 20
Description: Bottle samples taken on about 20 of the CTD casts
NitrateQuantity: number of stations = 20
Description: Bottle samples taken on about 20 of the CTD casts
SilicateQuantity: number of stations = 20
Description: Bottle samples taken on about 20 of the CTD casts
Biology and fisheries 
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 20
Description: Bottle samples taken on about 20 of the CTD casts