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Data set name

CTD profiles and current meters data in the Straits of Magellan (1995)

Data holding centreUniversità degli Studi di Napoli 'Parthenope' - Istituto di Meteorologia e Oceanografia
CountryItaly  Italy
Time periodFrom 25/03/95 to 06/04/95
OngoingNo
Geographical area

31 hydrological stations in the Straits of Magellan and two moorings in Paso Ancho (Straits of Magellan)

Observations 
Parameters

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

Instruments

Current meters; CTD

Description 
Summary

The straits of Magellan, a 550 km long V-shaped channel located in South America continent between southern Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego, connects the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans which have very different hydrological features. The presence of strong tidal current, the different precipation in a wide area and the fresh water inputs with the pecualiar morphology of the Straits make this area unique and show interesting scientific questions about hydrodynamic processes. In the frame of the PNRA a multidisciplinary oceanographic cruise was carried out from the Pacific to the Atlantic entrance of the Straits in the period 25th of March - 6th of April 1995 with the R/V Italica. A complete set of physical oceanographic data was collected using a Sea-Bird Electronics 9/1111 plus CTD coupled with Carousel water sampler and Sensor Data current meters.

OriginatorsUniversità degli Studi di Napoli 'Parthenope' - Istituto di Meteorologia e Oceanografia
Data web sitehttp://www.uninav.it/iun.htm
Availability 
OrganisationUniversità degli Studi di Napoli 'Parthenope' - Istituto di Meteorologia e Oceanografia
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactDe Stefano M. (IMO-IUN)
Address

Università degli Studi di Napoli 'Parthenope' - Istituto di Meteorologia e Oceanografia
Via Ammiraglio Acton 38
Napoli

80133
Italy

Administration 
Collating centreOGS (Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale), Division of Oceanography
Local identifierOGS-EDMED-120
Global identifier3863
Last revised2000-05-31