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General
Data set name

Met-ocean buoy and tide gauge data in N Adriatic for storm surge forecasting studies for Venice Lagoon (SEPRAV project: 1978-81)

Data holding centreOGS (Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale), Division of Oceanography
CountryItaly  Italy
Time periodFrom September 1978 to April 1981
OngoingNo
Geographical area

2 meteo-oceanographic buoys moored in the Northern Adriatic and 6 tide gauge stations along the Adriatic coasts

Observations 
Parameters

Wind strength and direction; Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents); Wave height and period statistics

Instruments

Unknown

Description 
Summary

The data were collected in the framework of an environmental study for the forecasting of storm surges ('acqua alta') in the Lagoon of Venice. The two buoys worked from September 1978 to September 1980 and April 1981 respectively. The tidal stations worked at Trieste, Venice, Rimini, Ancona, Vieste and Otranto during the winter 1980/1981 so that their data set amounts to 19 months of records. At the same time, to develop the forecasting model, a long series of systematic meteorological observations from the Italian Meteorological Service was obtained, for the following stations and periods: Bari, Pescara, Leuca, Rimini (29 years), Venice (19 years), Dubrovnik, Pula, Split, Zadar (2 years).

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-38
Global identifier3947
Last revised1992-11-17