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Data set name

Moored current meter data in the Messina Strait, Italy (ULIXE project: 1979-80)

Data holding centreOGS (Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale), Division of Oceanography
CountryItaly  Italy
Time periodFrom December 1979 to July 1980
OngoingNo
Geographical area

10 stations in the Strait of Messina, Italy

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 framework of a program scheduled to reach a comprehensive knowledge of the current field in the Strait of Messina, in view of the realization of a road connection between Sicily and Italian peninsula. The moorings were deployed with 2, 3 or 4 current meters. The time series were recorded at sampling interval of 5 minutes. The data are fully quality controlled for gaps, spikes and spurious data. The raw data are averaged over 1 hour time interval and analyzed to produce spectral analysis, tidal component and residual. The data sets are stored as a raw time series for each current meter (1 data cycle of temperature, speed and direction every 5 minutes). The complete data set consists of 2120 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-42
Global identifier3943
Last revised1992-11-16