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CTD and current meter data off Latium coast of Tyrrhenian Sea during project TIRRENO (1988-90)

Data holding centreUniversita' 'La Sapienza' di Roma - Dipartimento di Fisica
CountryItaly  Italy
Time periodFrom 1988 to 1990
Geographical area

Coastal area in front of Latium Region, Central Tyrrhenian Sea (from 10.8° E to 13.4° E and from 41.7° N to 42.3° N)


Electrical conductivity of the water column; Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents); Temperature of the water column




The 'Progetto Tirreno' was a multidisciplinary study, supported by the regional authorities of Latium Region aiming to define the physical, chemical, biological and geological characteristics of the Tyrrhenian Sea, close to the Latium coasts. Seven cruises were performed by the Department of Physics, to which the 'OCEANO' Group participated by conducting physical oceanographic studies, carrying the following cruises: 1) ANTARES 88, from 24 Feb. to 3 March 1988, 2) ALTAIR 88, from 25 Nov. to 3 Dec. 1988, 3) ARCTURUS 89, from 18 to 24 March 1989, 4) ALDEBARAN 89, from 20 to 24 July 1989, 5) ANDROMEDA 89, from 20 to 25 Sept. 1989 6) BETELGEUSE 90, from 21 to 25 Aug. 1990 7) BOOTES 90, from 21 to 30 Aug. 1990. A grid of hydrographic stations covering the area of interest was programmed and repeated during all the cruises. Vertical profiles of salinity, potential temperature and density were calculated from the measurements of each station. Time series of temperature were also acquired in some stations by maintaining the probe at a constant depth. The data set contains also time series of current velocity obtained during March 1990 at 47 and 94 meters depth.

OriginatorsUniversita' 'La Sapienza' di Roma - Dipartimento di Fisica
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OrganisationUniversita' 'La Sapienza' di Roma - Dipartimento di Fisica
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactSalusti Ettore

Universita' 'La Sapienza' di Roma - Dipartimento di Fisica
Piazzale A. Moro n. 2


Collating centreOGS (Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale), Division of Oceanography
Local identifierOGS-EDMED-181
Global identifier3793
Last revised1992-09-21