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General
Data set name

Current meter data in La Maddalena Archipelago (Sardinia, Italy), 1976-77

Data holding centreCNR, Institute of Marine Science U.O.S. of Pozzuolo di Lerici (SP)
CountryItaly  Italy
Time periodFrom June 1976 to June 1977
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Archipelago of La Maddalena (9° 22E to 9° 31E; 41° 08N to 41° 13N) off Sardinia

Observations 
Parameters

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

Instruments

Unknown

Description 
Summary

Current measurements were carried out at different times in the period between June 1976 and June 1977 confined at two shallow depths (10-45 meters) in 5 mooring positions. The periods of the recordings varied between 18 and 61 days. RCM4 Aanderaa current meters, equipped with a Savonius rotor and a magnetic compass, provided the speed and the direction of the water flow. The temperature and pressure sensors were a thermistor and a Bourdon tube driving a potentiometer respectively. The sampling rate was 10 minutes, the speed being integrated over this interval. The direction, temperature and pressure were recorded instantaneously every 10 minutes. Spurious and/or degraded data were detected and eliminated and the resulting gaps removed by interpolation. A data set consisting of velocity and water temperature time series was obtained.

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-124
Global identifier3859
Last revised2003-05-16