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Data set name

OTRANTO: Sediment trap 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

2 moorings across the Strait of Otranto from Capo S. Maria di Leuca (Italy) to Fanos Island (Greece)

Observations 
Parameters

Sediment grain size parameters

Instruments

Sediment traps

Description 
Summary

The sediment trap samples were collected in the frame of a research program with the following objectives: - to improve knowledge of the vertical fluxes of particulate matter in the strait area and its variability on an annual cycle; - to estimate transfer processes along the water column; - to provide a consistent data set both for validation of models and assessment of complementary programs. The traps were moored on the western shelf area (about 100m) and on the slope (about 600m) toward the deep channel, and they were positioned in the bottom layer. The sampling interval was between 1 and 2 weeks. The data sets are stored as a series of analytical data for each sampling interval for both sites. The complete data set consists of 84 sampling intervals covering from February 1994 to May 1995.

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-50
Global identifier3935
Last revised1996-03-08