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Data set name

CTD data of the Eastern Mediterranean Sea (1986-1992)

Data holding centreHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Hellenic National Oceanographic Data Centre
CountryGreece  Greece
ProjectPhysical Oceanography of Eastern Mediterranean(POEM)
Time periodFrom March 1986 to April 1992
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Aegean Sea, Ionian Sea, Levantine Basin, South Adriatic Sea

Observations 
Parameters

Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column; Salinity of the water column; Temperature of the water column

Instruments

CTD

Description 
Summary

During the eleven cruises in the Aegean, Ionian and Levantine Seas, CTD data were collected on board R/V Aegaio from an extensive grid of stations with almost nominal spacing of 0.5 degree in latitude and longitude. Occasionally, mesoscale resolution grids were occupied. The CTD was equipped with new and/or calibrated pressure, temperature, conductivity and oxygen sensors. The measurements were taken at a rate of 33 scans/sec averaged in situ by software over one second intervals, thus obtaining values at about 0.7 dbar intervals, followed by 3 point interpolation to nominal depths (every dbar). Post cruise calibration in CTD salinity was undertaken using water sample salinity measured by an AUTOSAL salinometer. Intercalibration of temperature and salinity carried out in some of the sub-sets, within the context of POEM programme. The number of stations that were visited during the projects is approximately 1450. The research programmes in the frame of which the data sets were gathered aimed towards the best understanding of the phenomenology and the dynamics of the seas of the Eastern Mediterranean.

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 identifier6013001
Global identifier1291
Last revised2015-07-21