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Data set name

Moored current meter data between Sicily and Tunisia (DESIL project: 1976-77)

Data holding centreOGS (Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale), Division of Oceanography
CountryItaly  Italy
Time periodFrom March 1976 to March 1977
OngoingNo
Geographical area

12 moorings in the Sicily Channel between Sicily and Tunisia along the transect Mazara del Vallo - Cap Bon

Observations 
Parameters

Wind strength and direction; Temperature of the water column

Instruments

Unknown

Description 
Summary

The marine current data were collected in the framework of a research program scheduled to study the currents of the Strait in view of the deployment of a pipeline from Tunisia to Sicily. The moorings were deployed with a number of current meters ranging from 2 to 7. 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 4280 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-16
Global identifier3969
Last revised2001-03-06