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Data set name

OTRANTO: Current meter stations 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

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

Observations 
Parameters

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

Instruments

Unknown

Description 
Summary

The marine current data were collected in the frame of a research programme with the following main objectives: - to improve knowledge of the hydrodynamics of the strait at synoptic, seasonal and interannual time scales; - to estimate the exchange of water and associated material 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 moorings were deployed with 1, 2 or 3 current meters. The time series were recorded at a sampling interval of 20 minutes. The data are fully quality controlled for gaps, spikes and spurious data. The raw data are averaged over a 1 hour time interval and analysed to produce spectral analysis, tidal components and residuals. The data sets are stored as a raw time series for each current meter (1 data cycle of temperature, speed and direction every 20 minutes). The complete data set consists of 2710 current meter/days.

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
AvailabilityOrganisation
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-48
Global identifier3937
Last revised1996-03-11