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Data set name

CTD profiles in Ross Sea and Southern Ocean (Pacific sector), 1990-91

Data holding centreUniversità degli Studi di Napoli 'Parthenope' - Istituto di Meteorologia e Oceanografia
CountryItaly  Italy
Time periodFrom 12/90 to 01/91 from 12/92 to 01/93 from 11/94 to 02/95 from 11/95 to 02/96 from 11/96 to 02/97 from 11/97 to 02/98 from 11/98 to 02/99
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Pacific Sector of the Southern Ocean and the Ross Sea

Observations 
Parameters

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

Instruments

Unknown

Description 
Summary

The survey was organized in the framework of the Italian Expedition to Antarctica 1990-1991, which was an extensive research programme encompassing various geophysical, biological and geological aspects of Antarctica seen as a complex ecosystem. In particular this data set covers a series of hydrographic sections throughout the Ross sea. Measurements performed were mainly CTD profiles; a number of water samples were also collected in order to study the characteristics of suspended matter. From temperature and conductivity, salinity and density values were obtained, and data were averaged over each decibar. Standard meteorological observations complete the station records.

OriginatorsUniversità degli Studi di Napoli 'Parthenope' - Istituto di Meteorologia e Oceanografia
Data web sitehttp://www.disam.uniparthenope.it/new/
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-115
Global identifier3868
Last revised1992-09-14