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Current meter data in Ligurian Sea (EUROMODEL project) 1990-1992

Data holding centreCNR, Institute of Marine Science U.O.S. of Pozzuolo di Lerici (SP)
CountryItaly  Italy
Time periodFrom November 1990 to May 1991 (Central Ligurian Sea); from November 1990 onwards (Corsica Channel) to 1992
Geographical area

Ligurian Sea (42.7° N to 44.5° N; 7.5° E to 10.0° E)


Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)


Current meters


Two experiments were carried out in the Central Ligurian Sea and in the Corsica Channel in the framework of the EUROMODEL program. Three current meter chains were deployed in the central part of the Ligurian Sea at the vertices of a triangle (side about 18 Km length). The chains were equipped with an Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) at about 350 m, followed by a series of Aanderaa current meters at greater depths. Vertical resolution of the ADCPs was 240 meters, working with 30 bins with nominal length of 8 meters. A further chain, equipped with an ADCP and Aanderaa current meters, was moored in the Corsica Channel to continue a long term survey started in 1985 (see other described data sets for details). E-W and N-S velocity components, pressure, temperature and conductivity time series were obtained by the records of the Aanderaa current meters. E-W, N-S and vertical velocity components, together with a time series of error velocity, and other parameters useful to check the quality of the recorded data, were obtained from the ADCPs, at depths regularly spaced.

OriginatorsCNR, Institute of Marine Science U.O.S. of Pozzuolo di Lerici (SP)
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OrganisationCNR, Institute of Marine Science U.O.S. of Pozzuolo di Lerici (SP)
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactAstraldi Mario

CNR, Institute of Marine Science U.O.S. of Pozzuolo di Lerici (SP)
Forte Santa Teresa Pozzuolo di Lerici
Lerici (SP)


Collating centreOGS (Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale), Division of Oceanography
Local identifierOGS-EDMED-139
Global identifier3839
Last revised1992-08-31