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Data set name

Mediterranean-Alpine Experiment (MEDALPEX) Sea Level Data Set (1981-1982)

Data holding centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
ProjectMediterranean Sea during ALPEX(MEDALPEX)
Time periodFrom December 1981 to September 1982
OngoingNo
Geographical area

28 sites covering the Strait of Gibraltar, the north coast of the Western Mediterranean (from Malaga to Napoli), Mallorca, Corsica, and the Adriatic Sea (from Ancona to Bar). Also 1 site in the Atlantic at Cadiz.

Observations 
Parameters

Sea level

Instruments

Sea level recorders

Description 
Summary

The Mediterranean-Alpine Experiment (MEDALPEX) data set comprises over 200,000 hourly sea level measurements. Data are included from 28 sites around the northern coast of the Mediterranean and one in the Atlantic at Cadiz. Measurements were collected from December 1981 and September 1982, with a special observing period (SOP) between 15 February and 30 April 1982. Twenty eight coastal sites were instrumented with conventional stilling wells, while one offshore site off Corsica used a bottom pressure recorder. The data are stored, together with benchmark information, as time series at each site with hourly values of sea surface elevation recorded to the nearest millimetre. The aim of the MEDALPEX Experiment was to study the role of atmospheric forcing on the dynamics of the Western Mediterranean. Data were supplied by laboratories in Belgium, France, Monaco, Italy, Spain, UK and former Yugoslavia. Responsibility for assembling, quality controlling and analyzing the sea level data collected during MEDALPEX was vested in the British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC).

OriginatorsPermanent Service for Mean Sea Level
Data web sitehttps://www.bodc.ac.uk/data/online_delivery/nodb/
Availability 
OrganisationBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
AvailabilityLicence
ContactPolly Hadžiabdić (Head of the BODC Requests Team)
Address

British Oceanographic Data Centre
Joseph Proudman Building 6 Brownlow Street
Liverpool
Merseyside
L3 5DA
United Kingdom

Telephone+44 (0) 151 795 4884
Emailenquiries@bodc.ac.uk
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1048018
Global identifier162
Last revised2010-09-27