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Data set name

PELAGOS Project CTD Data (Eastern Mediterranean 1994-1995)

Data holding centreHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Hellenic National Oceanographic Data Centre
CountryGreece  Greece
ProjectPELAGOS - Hydrodynamic and Biogeochemical Processes in the Strait of the Cretan Arc(PELAGOS)
Time periodMarch 1994 to July 1995
OngoingNo
Geographical area

South Aegean Sea, Straits of the Cretan Arc, Northwestern Levantine Basin, Southeastern Ionian Sea

Observations 
Parameters

Transmittance and attenuance of the water column; Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column; Salinity of the water column; Temperature of the water column

Instruments

CTD

Description 
Summary

During five cruises CTD data were collected on board R/V AEGAEO from an extensive grid of stations with nominal spacing of one half degree in latitude and longitude. Denser grid was occupied across the Straits of the Cretan Arc. The CTD profiler was equipped with pressure, temperature and conductivity sensors, calibrated by the Sea Bird Electronics. The measurements were taken at a rate of 24 scans/sec and averaged in situ over one second intervals, thus obtaining measurements at about 0.7 dbar intervals. The salinity data were calibrated against water sample salinity, measured by an AUTOSAL salinometer. CTD data aimed to obtain a definitive knowledge of the phenomenology and to define and understand the dynamics and the physical process occurring in the area of the Straits of the Cretan Arc and over a broader region on either side of the Straits. A total of 450 stations were held during PELAGOS fieldwork.

OriginatorsHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Institute of Oceanography
Data web sitehttp://mapserver.ath.hcmr.gr/pagin/v27/index_new.php
Availability 
OrganisationHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Hellenic National Oceanographic Data Centre
AvailabilityUnrestricted
ContactA. Iona
Address

Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Hellenic National Oceanographic Data Centre
46.7 km Athinon-Souniou Av. P.O.Box 712
Anavissos

19013
Greece

Telephone+30-22910-76367
Facsimile+30-22910-76347
Emaildata@hnodc.hcmr.gr
Administration 
Collating centreHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Hellenic National Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier6005015
Global identifier1186
Last revised2015-07-20