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Data set name

Ahrax Station - subsurface currents outside Mellieha Bay

Data holding centreInternational Ocean Institute - Malta Operational Centre (University Of Malta) / Physical Oceanography Unit
CountryMalta  Malta
Time period16/08/92 - 18/08/92 27/10/92 - 21/12/92 21/12/92 - 24/02/92 13/04/93 - 16/07/93 16/07/93 - 14/09/93 28/07/93 - 14/09/93 14/09/93 - 26/11/93 26/11/93 - 01/02/94
OngoingNo
Geographical area

(Ahrax Station) - The station is positioned on the side of the Ahrax Promontary, (outside Mellieha Bay) on the NorthWestern coastal area of Malta.

Observations 
Parameters

Electrical conductivity of the water column; Raw current meter output parameters; Raw temperature and/or salinity instrument output

Instruments

Current meters; water body temperature sensor

Description 
Summary

The survey on subsurface currents conducted outside Mellieha Bay forms part of the study to identify the general phenomenology of the hydrodynamics along the northwestern coastal area of the Maltese Islands. The dataset at Ahrax Station runs from Summer 1992 to Summer 1994, with interruptions. Two current meters (one in mid-column position and the other close to the bottom) were deployed initially ( August 1992 - February 1993); subsequent measurements were taken by one instrument at mid-depth position. These measurements were taken together with those at Qawra station for the same period of time.

OriginatorsInternational Ocean Institute - Malta Operational Centre (University Of Malta) / Physical Oceanography Unit
Availability 
OrganisationInternational Ocean Institute - Malta Operational Centre (University Of Malta) / Physical Oceanography Unit
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactDr. Aldo Drago (Director of Research)
Address

International Ocean Institute - Malta Operational Centre (University Of Malta) / Physical Oceanography Unit
IOI-MOC, Rooms 314/5/6, Chemistry Building, University of Malta
Msida

MSD 2080
Malta

Telephone+356 -21 - 232493
Facsimile+356 - 2144 0972
Emailaldo.drago@um.edu.mt
Administration 
Collating centreInternational Ocean Institute - Malta Operational Centre (University Of Malta) / Physical Oceanography Unit
Local identifier45001002
Global identifier488
Last revised2009-03-17