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Data set name

CTD and STD data in Ligurian Sea (1972-74)

Data holding centreCNR, Istituto per l'Energetica e le Interfasi (Research Area Genova)
CountryItaly  Italy
Time periodJuly 1972; November and December 1973; March, May and September 1974
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Ligurian Sea (07° 05'E to 09° 20'E; 42° 20'N to 44° 20'N)

Observations 
Parameters

Salinity of the water column; Temperature of the water column

Instruments

CTD

Description 
Summary

In the period 1972-1974 the Istituto Idrografico della Marina Militare (IIM), collaborating with the Istituto di Fisica dell'Atmosfera (IFA), carried out regular hydrological measurements, reaching the depth of 2000 meters, in several assigned stations in the Ligurian Sea. The measurements were performed with the aim of studying the seasonal and spatial variations of temperature and salinity and to best understanding the current circulation by means of dynamic topographies at several depths, obtained applying the dynamic method. The hydrographic measurements were obtained at 36 stations, regularly repeated during 6 cruises. Temperature and salinity values were measured by means of GEODYNE-CTD and PLESSEY-STD probes, position was determined by the LORAN C, and bottom depth by an EDO 333 echosounder. Dynamic depth calculations were obtained by the dynamic method.

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)
AvailabilityUnrestricted
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-183
Global identifier3791
Last revised1992-10-15