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Data set name

MITEC 1998/99 towed CTD

Data holding centreMarine Systems Institute at Tallinn University of Technology
CountryEstonia  Estonia
Time period13 July 1998 to 23 July 1998, 20 July 1999 to 28 July 1999
OngoingNo
Geographical area

The entrance area of the Gulf of Finland

Observations 
Parameters

Raw temperature and/or salinity instrument output

Instruments

CTD

Description 
Summary

Within MITEC an advanced, efficient, integrated system for measuring, processing and evaluating oceanographic parameters - stratification, mixing, near surface microstructure and others, was designed, developed and constructed. The measurement of such processes is essential to determine near surface fluxes which are required for a correct description of physical and biological processes in the surface boundary layer of natural waters. Application studies were performed to demonstrate the potential of the developed system. The development of a methodology to investigate the influence of small-scale physical processes on the dynamics of marine ecosystems, and the responses of key organisms to varying oceanographic regimes, were specifically addressed. The high-resolution CTD measurements were carried out with the aim to study the role of meso-scale hydrophysical processes on the dynamics of marine ecosystem. The measurement campaign was performed at the entrance area of the Gulf of Finland in 1998 from July 13 to July 23 and in 1999 from July 20 to July 28. In 1998 overall 4 surveys and in 1999 3 surveys were performed in the study area (about 1278 and 1043 CTD profiles respectively). The CTD data are quality controlled.

OriginatorsMarine Systems Institute at Tallinn University of Technology
Availability 
OrganisationMarine Systems Institute at Tallinn University of Technology
AvailabilityUnknown
ContactM.- J. Lilover (Oceanographic Data (Department of Marine Physics))
Address

Marine Systems Institute at Tallinn University of Technology
MSI, Akadeemia tee 15a
Tallinn

12618
Estonia

Telephone+372 6204300
Emailmsi@msi.ttu.ee
Administration 
Collating centreMarine Systems Institute at Tallinn University of Technology
Local identifier48001004
Global identifier1131
Last revised2015-09-09