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Data set name

Current meter data in Tyrrhenian Sea during project TEMPO (1989-1992)

Data holding centreCNR, Institute of Marine Science U.O.S. of Pozzuolo di Lerici (SP)
CountryItaly  Italy
Time periodFrom September 1989 to 1992
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Two mooring sites in the Central Tyrrhenian Sea (42.07° N, 10.45° E; 41.23° N, 10.93° E), one mooring site East of the Strait of Bonifacio (41.55° N, 10.05° E), two mooring sites in the Sardinia Channel (39.13° N, 9.80° E; 39.32° N, 12.32° E)

Observations 
Parameters

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

Instruments

Unknown

Description 
Summary

Current measurements were collected by a mooring system specifically designed to sample the major features of the investigated area, as well as to provide information about some of the properties of the mesoscale field. The measurements were carried out in the Central Tyrrhenian Sea (42.07 N, 10.45 E; 41.23 N, 10.93 E) and East of the Strait of Bonifacio (41.55 N, 10.05 E) from September 1989 to July 1990, by 3 instrument chains deployed at the vertices of a triangle. Since October 1990 to 1992 two current meters chains we working in the Sardinia Channel (39.13 N, 9.80 E; 39.32 N, 12.32 E). Each chain was equipped with 3 current meters, adjusted to record a full string of data (instrument depth, current speed and direction, temperature and conductivity) with a sampling rate of 30 minutes.

OriginatorsCNR, Institute of Marine Science U.O.S. of Pozzuolo di Lerici (SP)
Data web sitehttp://www.iof.cnr.it
Availability 
OrganisationCNR, Institute of Marine Science U.O.S. of Pozzuolo di Lerici (SP)
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactAstraldi Mario
Address

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

19032
Italy

Administration 
Collating centreOGS (Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale), Division of Oceanography
Local identifierOGS-EDMED-137
Global identifier3841
Last revised1992-08-31