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Data set name

Mellieha Bay sea level station

Data holding centreInternational Ocean Institute - Malta Operational Centre (University Of Malta) / Physical Oceanography Unit
CountryMalta  Malta
ProjectSea level variability in the coastal waters of the Maltese Islands(MILGHUBA)
Time periodMay 1993 - June 2003
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Malta Channel - Northern coast of Malta

Observations 
Parameters

Temperature of the water column; Sea level

Instruments

Sea level recorders; water body temperature sensor

Description 
Summary

The permanent sea level installation is positioned at the head of Mellieha Bay which is a small embayment on the northwestern coast of Malta. The sensor is clamped inside a small stilling well connected to the sea. The instrument measures absolute pressure; atmospheric pressure is compensated by means of a vented tube. The instrument samples sea level and temperature at 1-minute or 2-minute intervals. The measurements are intended to study seiche oscillations, sea level variability as well as to determine long term sea level changes.

OriginatorsInternational Ocean Institute - Malta Operational Centre (University Of Malta) / Physical Oceanography Unit
Data web sitehttp://www.capemalta.net
Availability 
OrganisationInternational Ocean Institute - Malta Operational Centre (University Of Malta) / Physical Oceanography Unit
AvailabilityUnrestricted
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 identifier45001009
Global identifier496
Last revised2009-03-17