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General
Data set name

Moored current meter data between Libya and Sicily (GASIL project: 1981-82)

Data holding centreOGS (Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale), Division of Oceanography
CountryItaly  Italy
Time periodFrom July 1981 to July 1982
OngoingNo
Geographical area

6 moorings in the Central Mediterranean Sea from the Libyan offshore to Capo Passero (Sicily)

Observations 
Parameters

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

Instruments

Current meters

Description 
Summary

The marine current data were collected in the framework of a research program scheduled to study the currents of the zone in view of the deployment of a pipeline from Libyan offshore to Sicily. The moorings were deployed with 3, 4 or 5 current meters. The time series were recorded at sampling interval of 10 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 10 minutes). The complete data set consists of 3380 current meter days. The current vertical profiles were recorded at several positions along the line connecting the above mentioned moorings, with special focus in the Sicily coastal area.

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-26
Global identifier3959
Last revised2001-03-06