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Data set name

Physical Oceanography of the Eastern Mediterranean (POEM) Project - CTD Data (1985-95)

Data holding centreHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Hellenic National Oceanographic Data Centre (HCMR/HNODC)
CountryGreece  Greece
ProjectPhysical Oceanography of Eastern Mediterranean(POEM)
Time periodFrom October 1985 to April 1992 and from January 1995 to April 1995
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Tyrrhenian Sea, Aegean Sea, Ionian Sea, Levantine Basin, South Adriatic Sea

Observations 
Parameters

Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column; Salinity of the water column; Temperature of the water column

Instruments

CTD

Description 
Summary

During 52 cruises in the Tyrrhenian, Aegean, Ionian and Levantine Seas CTD data were collected from an extensive grid of stations with almost nominal spacing of 0.5 degree in latitude and longitude. Occasionally, mesoscale resolution grids were occupied. The CTDs were equipped with new and/or calibrated pressure, temperature, conductivity and oxygen sensors. The measurements were taken at a rate of 33 scans/sec averaged in situ by software over one second intervals, thus obtaining values at about 0.7dbar intervals, followed by 3 point interpolation to nominal depths (every dbar). Post cruise calibration in CTD salinity was undertaken using water sample salinity measured by an AUTOSAL salinometer. Intercalibration of temperature and salinity carried out in some of the sub-sets, within the context of POEM programme. The research programme in the frame of which the data sets were gathered aimed towards the best understanding of the phenomenology and the dynamics of the seas of the Eastern Mediterranean. The cruises were conducted by Italy (26 cruises), Yugoslavia (3), Greece(7), Turkey (6), Israel (9) and Germany (1) and the number of stations that were visited during the projects is 3373.

OriginatorsHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Institute of Oceanography (HCMR/IO)
Data web sitehttp://mapserver.ath.hcmr.gr/pagin/v27/index_new.php
Availability 
OrganisationHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Hellenic National Oceanographic Data Centre (HCMR/HNODC)
AvailabilityUnrestricted
ContactA. Iona
Address

Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Hellenic National Oceanographic Data Centre (HCMR/HNODC)
46.7 km Athinon-Souniou Av. P.O.Box 712
Anavissos

19013
Greece

Telephone+30-22910-76367
Facsimile+30-22910-76347
Emaildata@hnodc.hcmr.gr
Administration 
Collating centreHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Hellenic National Oceanographic Data Centre (HCMR/HNODC)
Local identifier6005012
Global identifier1183
Last revised2015-07-20