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Data set name

Moored current meter data from north of Messina Strait, Italy (NOMEC project: 1980,81,88)

Data holding centreOGS (Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale), Division of Oceanography
CountryItaly  Italy
Time periodFrom December 1980 to February 1981 (1st part) and from January to April 1988 (2nd part)
OngoingNo
Geographical area

4 deep moorings in the zone north of the Strait of Messina in the Tyrrhenian Sea

Observations 
Parameters

Temperature of the water column

Instruments

Unknown

Description 
Summary

The marine current data were collected in the framework of an environmental study of the current field on the sea bottom, near a pipeline, North of the Strait. The moorings were deployed with 1 current meter at 5 m from the bottom in the 1st part, and with 3 current meters (30m depth, 3m and 5m from the bottom) in the 2nd part. 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 350 current meter days in the 1st part and 1260 current meter days in the 2nd part.

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-34
Global identifier3951
Last revised1992-11-16