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Data set name

STDO and current meter data along coastal zone of Ligurian Sea (1976-79)

Data holding centreCNR, Istituto per l'Energetica e le Interfasi (Research Area Genova)
CountryItaly  Italy
Time period1976 to 1979
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Ligurian Sea from Ventimiglia to the Promontory of Piombino

Observations 
Parameters

Bathymetry and Elevation; Salinity of the water column; Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents); Temperature of the water column

Instruments

Current meters

Description 
Summary

In the period 1976 to 1979 the Istituto Idrografico della Marina Militare, collaborating with the Istituto di Fisica dell'Atmosfera, carried out 18 oceanographic cruises in the coastal area of the Ligurian Sea. Seven sub-areas were studied, namely: - Area A (Genova): from Voltri to Nervi inside the bathymetry of 1000 meters. - Area B (La Spezia): from Riomaggiore to Marina di Carrara inside the bathymetry of 200 meters. - Area C (Livorno): from Tirrenia to Castiglioncello inside the bathymetry of 100 meters. - Areas a, b, c, d: from Ventimiglia to the Promontory of Piombino, among the areas A, B and C. The areas A, B and C were studied with a monthly periodicity with the aid of the Marina Militare. The following parameters were measured: bathymetry, temperature, salinity, oxygen, transparency, current direction and velocity. A small amount of data was collected in the areas a, b. c and d. When it was possible, the same measurements were collected also in the 'secondary' areas.

OriginatorsCNR, Istituto per l'Energetica e le Interfasi (Research Area Genova)
Data web sitehttp://www.ge.cnr.it
Availability 
OrganisationCNR, Istituto per l'Energetica e le Interfasi (Research Area Genova)
AvailabilityNo access
ContactAvanzini P. L.
Address

CNR, Istituto per l'Energetica e le Interfasi (Research Area Genova)
Area della Ricerca Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
Genova


Italy

Administration 
Collating centreOGS (Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale), Division of Oceanography
Local identifierOGS-EDMED-185
Global identifier3789
Last revised1992-10-15