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General
Data set name

Hydrographic, nutrients, and plankton data in the upwelling area off NW Africa (including Madeira and the Canary Islands)

Data holding centreIEO/Spanish Oceanographic Institute
CountrySpain  Spain
Time periodFrom August 1972 to September 1979
OngoingNo
Geographical area

North East Atlantic (NW Africa, Canary Is., Madeira). 26 -36° N; 12 - 20° W

Observations 
Parameters

Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies; Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column; Zooplankton carbon biomass per unit area of the water column; Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column; Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column; Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column; Primary production in the water column; Salinity of the water column; Silicate concentration parameters in the water column; Temperature of the water column

Instruments

Fluorometers; salinity sensor; autoanalysers; optical microscopes; spectrophotometers; liquid scintillation counters

Description 
Summary

Within the CINECA program, the Oceanographic Centre of the Canary Islands of the Spanish Institute of Oceanography carried out 4 expeditions on board the O/V 'Cornide de Saavedra', with the purpose of studying the physical, chemical and biological conditions of the African upwelling within the current of the Canary Islands. These four expeditions were 'Norcanarias' in August 1972, CINECA I in February 1973, CINECA II in August 1973 and 'Canarias I' in September 1979. In general, the results show the contrast between coastal waters which are subject to intense upwelling, and oceanic waters which are of a more oligotrophic nature.

OriginatorsIEO/Spanish Oceanographic Institute
Availability 
OrganisationIEO/Spanish Oceanographic Institute
AvailabilityMoratorium
ContactAlvaro Fernandez (Director)
Address

IEO/Spanish Oceanographic Institute
Corazon de Maria,8
MADRID

28002
Spain

Telephone+34 91 5974443
Facsimile+34 915 974770
Emaildirector@md.ieo.es
Administration 
Collating centreIEO/Spanish Oceanographic Institute
Local identifier8036032
Global identifier2680
Last revised2009-02-11