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Data set name

CTD station data collected in the Strait of Magellan (1989)

Data holding centreOGS (Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale), Division of Oceanography
CountryItaly  Italy
Time periodNovember 1989
OngoingNo
Geographical area

99 CTD profiles distributed as follows: 76 CTD stations covering the area from the Atlantic entrance (Punta Dungeness) to the Pacific ends (Cabo Deseado), including Bahia Inutil; 23 profiles at a fixed station in the Canal Ancho over 12 hours at 30 minute intervals

Observations 
Parameters

Salinity of the water column; Temperature of the water column

Instruments

Unknown

Description 
Summary

The CTD data were collected in the framework of the Magellan Project during the first cruise carried out in the austral spring, from 31 October to 14 November 1989. The aim of this survey was to study, with an interdisciplinary approach, the sedimentology of the Strait of Magellan; the study was also extended to cover hydrological and hydrobiological features. The original CTD data were quality controlled, analyzed and worked up by OGS. The high resolution vertical profiles of each station were averaged over 1 dbar pressure intervals, when the CTD was lowered. The salinity has been computed according to the practical salinity scale of 1978. The averaged data are stored as depth series 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-46
Global identifier3939
Last revised1993-05-26