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Data set name

OTRANTO: Particulate matter 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

Particulate total and organic carbon concentrations in the water column; Sediment grain size parameters; Particulate total and organic nitrogen concentrations in the water column

Instruments

Fluorometers

Description 
Summary

The samples were collected in the frame of a research program with the following objectives: - to improve knowledge of the particulate matter dynamics in the strait area and its variability at seasonal time scale; - to describe in a qualitative and quantitative way the particulate matter in relation to the hydrodynamics of the strait; - to estimate fluxes of particulate matter and associated elements through the strait; - to provide a consistent data set both for validation of models and assessment of complementary programs. The high resolution data of each station were averaged over 1 dbar pressure interval for transmittance and in-situ fluorescence. The samples for analyses were collected from 6 to 12 selected depths in each station. The stations were occupied during 6 cruises: February-March, May, August, November 1994, February and May 1995. The data set comprises about 250 vertical profiles of trasmittance and in-situ fluorescence. The samples analyzed were about 500. The data are stored as depth series per cruise and per station.

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-51
Global identifier3934
Last revised1996-03-08