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Current meter observations in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Lebanon during 1981-1983

Data holding centreNational Center for Marines Sciences - NCMS
CountryLebanon  Lebanon
ProjectVariability in Current Velocities in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Lebanon(NCSR-MRC)
Time period12/9/1981- 10/5/1983
Geographical area

Coastal area between Beirut and Tabarja (15 Km north of Beirut)


Raw current meter output parameters


Since 1981 the National Centre for Marine Sciences of the National Council for Scientific Research in Lebanon has carried out a project to study the sea currents in the area of the Lebanese coast. Several stations with self-recording RCM-4 Aanderaa current meters were set up in the coastal zone of Lebanon at depths down to 100 m (the accuracy in measuring current velocities is 1 cm/s in magnitude and 5º in direction). Current meters were placed at depths of 25 m below the surface, and near the bottom. The current velocities, water temperature and electrical conductivity were recorded every 10 or 20 minutes. The average length of continuous observations was approximately 70 days. Individual series with observations continuing up to 140 days were obtained.

OriginatorsNational Center for Marines Sciences - NCMS
OrganisationNational Center for Marines Sciences - NCMS
ContactDr. Nijad Kabbara (Database manager)

National Center for Marines Sciences - NCMS
P.O. Box 189 Jounieh Harat Sakhr-Saddick & Matta Building, near Madisson Hotel Jounieh Lebanon


Telephone+961 9 918 570
Facsimile+96 19 93 47 63
Collating centreNational Center for Marines Sciences - NCMS
Local identifier51001001
Global identifier1929
Last revised2009-03-17