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Data set name

Meteo-oceanographic data collected by MAMBO buoy

Data holding centreOGS (Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale), Division of Oceanography
CountryItaly  Italy
Time periodFrom November 1998 to March 2004
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Gulf of Trieste

Observations 
Parameters

Air pressure; Atmospheric humidity; Wind strength and direction; Salinity of the water column; Temperature of the water column

Instruments

Meteorological packages; pH sensors; CTD

Description 
Summary

The oceanographic buoy is fitted with a CTD profiler and a meteorological station. All instruments are managed by controller mounted on the buoy. The collected data are sent in real-time via GSM to OGS for data processing. All instruments are powered by solar panels. Meteo data are measured at 3m height from the sea, while the CTD probe is casted every three hours by means of an electrical winch. Long-term routine measurements of the basic meteo-oceanographic variables are needed, to observe and study the main marine processes of the coastal area, in their wide spectrum of space and time scales, as a complement to the traditional approach. In the frame of MAMBO project, the real-time meteo-marine system as been implemented to protect human activities, the coast and the marine environment against river floods, storm surges, oil spills, pollution, anoxyc conditions, red-tides and mucillage.

OriginatorsOGS (Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale), Division of Oceanography
Data web sitehttp://doga.ogs.trieste.it/cgi-bin/mambo
Availability 
OrganisationOGS (Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale), Division of Oceanography
AvailabilityOrganisation
ContactViezzoli Dino
Address

OGS (Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale), Division of Oceanography
Borgo Grotta Gigante 42/c
Sgonico (Trieste)

34010
Italy

Administration 
Collating centreOGS (Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale), Division of Oceanography
Local identifierOGS-EDMED-63
Global identifier3921
Last revised2004-04-17