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General
Data set name

Voluntary observing ships' reports from the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea (1981-2000)

Data holding centreHellenic National Meteorological Service (HNMS)
CountryGreece  Greece
Time periodAugust 1981 - 2000
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Mediterranean Sea, Black Sea

Observations 
Parameters

Air pressure; Air temperature; Atmospheric humidity; Cloud type; Wind strength and direction; Wave direction; Wave height and period statistics

Description 
Summary

Several observations of meteorological parameters are sent every day to the HNMS through the Thermopylae land earth station (INMARSAT-C service). A total number of 35 voluntary observing ships have been equipped and instructed of how to carry out meteorological observations for the HNMS. All these observations are sent to the GTS.

OriginatorsHellenic National Meteorological Service (HNMS)
Availability 
OrganisationHellenic National Meteorological Service (HNMS)
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactG. Katsimardos
Address

Hellenic National Meteorological Service (HNMS)
El. Venizelou 14 P.O. Box 73502
Athens

167 77
Greece

Telephone+30-210-9699050, ...9602160
Administration 
Collating centreHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Hellenic National Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier6002002
Global identifier1149
Last revised2015-07-13