European Directory of Marine Environmental Data (EDMED)

Data set information

| Query EDMED |     

General
Data set name

OTRANTO: Chemical measurements in the Strait of Otranto (1994- 95)

Data holding centreOGS (Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale), Division of Oceanography
CountryItaly  Italy
Time periodFrom February 1994 to May 1995
OngoingNo
Geographical area

A grid of stations covering the strait area, ranging from 39° 30'N to 41° N

Observations 
Parameters

Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column; Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column; Temperature of the water column; Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies

Instruments

Unknown; elemental analysers

Description 
Summary

The chemical data were collected in the frame of a research program with the following main objectives: - to improve knowledge of the chemicals distribution and their variability in the strait at seasonal and interannual time scales; - to estimate the exchange of dissolved constituents between the Adriatic and the Ionian Seas, and to evaluate their variability; - to increase understanding of the influence of the strait upon the adjacent water bodies; - to provide a consisent data set both for validation of the models and assessment of complementary programs. The original chemical data were collected, controlled, analyzed and worked up by ITTs and NCMR teams. The sample for analyses were collected from standard depths or more (up to 25 levels) in each station. The data are stored as depth series per cruise and per station. The chemical stations were occupied during 6 cruises: February-March, May, August, November 1994, February and May 1995. The data set comprises about 400 vertical profiles.

OriginatorsOGS (Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale), Division of Oceanography
Data web sitehttp://www.ogs.trieste.it
Availability 
OrganisationOGS (Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale), Division of Oceanography
AvailabilityAcademic
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-52
Global identifier3933
Last revised1996-03-11