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Data set name

South Comino Channel Station

Data holding centreInternational Ocean Institute - Malta Operational Centre (University Of Malta) / Physical Oceanography Unit
CountryMalta  Malta
Time period06/01/1996 - 14/03/1996
OngoingNo
Geographical area

(South Comino Station) The station is positioned at the south of Comino towards the middle of the channel between the island and Malta, and very close to the southern edge of the existing fishfarm cages (at about 100m south of raft 2 in the fishfarm cage site.

Observations 
Parameters

Electrical conductivity of the water column; Raw current meter output parameters; Temperature of the water column

Instruments

Current meters; water body temperature sensor

Description 
Summary

The survey on subsurface currents conducted in the Comino Channels was targeted to identify the general phenomenology of the sea currents regime in the channels with the potential scope of exploitation as a alternative source of energy. Two current meters were deployed. One in mid-column position at 18.5m from bottom and the other close to the bottom at 5m from sea bed (in a total depth of 40.9m). The upper meter was an Aanderaa RCM7 and measured current vector, water temperature and conductivity at 2min intervals from 6 - 20th January; the lower instrument was an Aanderaa RCM4 and measured current vector, water temperature and conductivity at 10min intervals from 6th January to 14th March. The latter measurements were taken together with those at the station in the North Comino Channel 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 identifier45001006
Global identifier492
Last revised2009-03-17