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Data set name

Subsurface currents at Benghajsa Reef Station

Data holding centreInternational Ocean Institute - Malta Operational Centre (University Of Malta) / Physical Oceanography Unit
CountryMalta  Malta
Time period07/01/2001 - 27/01/2001
OngoingNo
Geographical area

The station was positioned to the east of Benghajsa Reef. Southeastern coastal sea 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; salinity sensor

Description 
Summary

The survey on subsurface currents conducted in the area of Benghajsa Reef was targeted to identify the sea currents regine in the area during winter with the potential scope of establishing a tune penning regime. The data set covers 20 days of measurements made at 10-minute intervals. Two current meters were deployed at 8m and 20m respectively from the surface in a water column of total depth 46m

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 identifier45001004
Global identifier490
Last revised2009-03-17