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Data set name

Current meter, bottom pressure and met. data in Strait of Sicily during the JANUS Experiment (1985-86)

Data holding centreCNR, Institute of Marine Science U.O.S. of Pozzuolo di Lerici (SP)
CountryItaly  Italy
Time periodFrom November 1985 to June 1986
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Strait of Sicily

Observations 
Parameters

Air pressure; Electrical conductivity of the water column; Temperature of the water column

Instruments

Current meters

Description 
Summary

During the WMCE the Stazione Oceanografica developed an observational program called the Janus Experiment, for the study of the water exchanges and characteristics in the Strait of Sicily. Three current meter moorings were deployed in the Strait of Sicily along the 13 E meridian from November 1985 to June 1986 (35.90 N, 12.93 E; 36.45 N, 12.98 E; 36.15 N, 12.98 E). Pressure gauges were deployed at Mazara del Vallo, Pantelleria and Lampedusa. An additional bottom pressure gauge was deployed in the middle of the strait. Wind direction and speed, atmospheric pressure, and temperature were collected by a weather station assembled aboard an oil tanker moored on the Sicilian shelf.

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-132
Global identifier3851
Last revised1992-08-31