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Data set name

CTD and current meter data in seas around Italy (1979-84)

Data holding centreUniversita' 'La Sapienza' di Roma - Dipartimento di Fisica
CountryItaly  Italy
Time periodFrom 1979 to 1984
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Ligurian Sea, Tyrrhenian Sea, South Adriatic Sea, Strait of Messina, Ionian Sea

Observations 
Parameters

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

Instruments

Unknown

Description 
Summary

CTD and current measurements were carried out in the Ligurian Sea during November 1979. Two moorings were located at (44.05 N, 8.83 E) and (43.83 N, 9.17 E) respectively, and 23 CTD casts were performed close to the mooring line. Salinity and density depth series were obtained from the measured parameter (pressure, temperature, conductivity). CTD measurements were performed during November 1980, February 1981, May-June 1983 and October 1984 from the Southern Tyrrhenian to the Adriatic Sea, passing through the Strait of Messina and the Ionian Sea. A regular acquisition of meteorological parameters was also carried out. In the region of the Strait of Messina the evolution of internal waves was studied by maintaining along a transect the probe at a chosen depth.

OriginatorsUniversita' 'La Sapienza' di Roma - Dipartimento di Fisica
Data web sitehttp://www.phys.uniroma1.it/
Availability 
OrganisationUniversita' 'La Sapienza' di Roma - Dipartimento di Fisica
AvailabilityOrganisation
ContactSalusti Ettore
Address

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

0185
Italy

Administration 
Collating centreOGS (Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale), Division of Oceanography
Local identifierOGS-EDMED-179
Global identifier3795
Last revised1992-09-21