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Data set name

ADCP Current meter data collected in the Southern Adriatic Sea and in the Otranto Strait during MATER Project

Data holding centreOGS (Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale), Division of Oceanography
CountryItaly  Italy
Time periodFrom March 1997 to July 1999
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Southern Adriatic Sea, Otranto Strait

Observations 
Parameters

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

Instruments

Current meters

Description 
Summary

Current meter data were collected, toghether with CTD data, within the framework of multidisciplinary studies aimed at investigating the physical, chemical and biological characteristics of the Adriatic/Ionian basin, paying particular attention to deep water spreading and vertical convection events. Original data were inspected to eliminate spikes. Subsequently, the time series of East, North and Vertical components have been reconstructed by means of autoregressive (AR) models. The archived data, averaged over one hour time intervals, may contain some missing values only in the Vertical component when the AR reconstruction failed. Quality control on the header information has been implemented before the final data-archiving following the MATER Quality Control protocol (SISMER, 1997). 3 mooring positions were maintained in the Strait of Otranto covering the whole period, recovered every 5-6 months, giving 5 time series for each position (15 total). Three additional time series were measured in the Southern Adriatic and in the Strait of Otranto.

OriginatorsOGS (Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale), Division of Oceanography
Data web sitehttp://doga.ogs.trieste.it
Availability 
OrganisationOGS (Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale), Division of Oceanography
AvailabilityMoratorium
ContactMosetti Renzo (Department Director)
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-54
Global identifier3931
Last revised2003-05-05