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General
Data set name

Near sea-surface atmospheric data set for the Mediterranean region

Data holding centreEuro-Mediterranean Centre on Insular Coastal Dynamics
CountryMalta  Malta
ProjectCentre for Ocean Modelling Prediction and Atmospheric Support Services(COMPASS)
Time period1998-onwards
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Mediterranean region

Observations 
Parameters

Air pressure; Air temperature; Atmospheric humidity; Precipitation and evaporation; Wind strength and direction; Heat fluxes between the water column and the atmosphere; Solar Radiation

Instruments

Meteorological packages; water body temperature sensor; salinity sensor

Description 
Summary

Data sets generated by the NCEP (National, Centres for Environmnetal Predicitons, Washington) regional atmospheric model. The NCEP model is one of the state-of-the-art atmospheric models available in scientific community. On request, the model can be re-run for a particular domain within the Mediterranean and for specific time periods and horizontal resolutions, as agreed with the user. The resolution may range from 2-30 km. The model output can be provided in binary GRIB and/or ASCII formats.

OriginatorsEuro-Mediterranean Centre on Insular Coastal Dynamics
Availability 
OrganisationEuro-Mediterranean Centre on Insular Coastal Dynamics
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactAnton Micallef (Dr.)
Address

Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Insular Coastal Dynamics
Room 313, Chemistry Building, University of Malta
Msida

MSD 2080
Malta

Telephone+356-21-240746
Facsimile+356-21-230551
Emaila.micallef@icod.org.mt
Administration 
Collating centreInternational Ocean Institute - Malta Operational Centre (University Of Malta) / Physical Oceanography Unit
Local identifier45002002
Global identifier500
Last revised2009-03-17