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Data set name

Argo Italy - profiling float data set (2010 - onwards)

Data holding centreOGS (Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale), Division of Oceanography
CountryItaly  Italy
ProjectARGO-ITALY(ARGO-ITALY)
Time periodFrom 2010 onwards
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Mediterranean Sea, Black Seas and Southern Ocean

Observations 
Parameters

Salinity of the water column; Temperature of the water column

Instruments

Satellite tracking system; water temperature sensor; salinity sensor

Description 
Summary

ARGO-ITALY is the Italian component of a worldwide in situ global observing system, based on autonomous profiling floats, surface drifters, gliders and ship-of-opportunity measurements. It is primarily focused on the Italian seas, and the Mediterranean and Black seas, and includes observations of temperature, salinity, currents and other water mass properties. The ARGO-ITALY objective is to provide a significant and sustained Italian contribution to the global ocean monitoring. ARGO-ITALY contributes to international programs such as Argo and Euro-Argo (global monitoring of water properties with profiling floats), GDP (Global Drifter Program to measure near-surface temperature and currents), EGO (gliding vehicles to measure water properties) and SOOP (Ship-Of-Opportunity Program to temperature profiles) have been developed to monitor the entire World Ocean on a long term basis. This dataset consist of vertical profiles of temperature and salinity acquired in Mediterranean Sea, Black Seas and Southern Ocean.

OriginatorsOGS (Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale), Division of Oceanography
References

Thierry Carval, Bob Keeley, Yasushi Takatsuki, Takashi Yoshida, Stephen Loch, Claudia Schmid, Roger Goldsmith, Annie Wong, Rebecca McCreadie, Ann Thresher, Anh Tran (2013) Argo Data Management team, ARGO

Data web sitehttp://nettuno.ogs.trieste.it/jungo/argoitaly
Availability 
OrganisationOGS (Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale), Division of Oceanography
AvailabilityUnrestricted
ContactPoulain Pierre-Marie
Address

OGS (Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale), Division of Oceanography
Borgo Grotta Gigante 42/c
Sgonico (Trieste)

34010
Italy

Telephone0402140322
Emailppoulain@ogs.trieste.it
Administration 
Collating centreOGS (Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale), Division of Oceanography
Local identifier1845
Global identifier6348
Last revised2015-11-27