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General
Data set name

Current meter and hydrographic station data between Tenerife and Gran Canaria in 1979/80

Data holding centreIEO/Spanish Oceanographic Institute
CountrySpain  Spain
Time periodFrom April 1979 to December 1980
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Marsden Squares 074-85 and 86, Canary Islands

Observations 
Parameters

Vertical velocity of the water column (currents); Salinity of the water column; Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents); Temperature of the water column

Instruments

Current meters; salinity sensor

Description 
Summary

40 hydrographic stations were sampled in the course of two cruises of R/V 'Agamenon' in the channel separating Gran Canaria from Tenerife. Temperature and salinity were measured from the surface down to 1,500m. Some stations launched drifters for the study of surface currents. Four moored 24- hour stations using Aanderaa current meters in depths of 300 metres and parachute follow-ups during two tides were carried out.

OriginatorsIEO/ Oceanographic Centre of Canary Island
Availability 
OrganisationIEO/Spanish Oceanographic Institute
AvailabilityUnrestricted
ContactAlvaro Fernandez (Director)
Address

IEO/Spanish Oceanographic Institute
Corazon de Maria, 8
MADRID

28002
Spain

Telephone+34 91 5974443
Facsimile+34 915 974770
Emaildirector@md.ieo.es
Administration 
Collating centreIEO/Spanish Oceanographic Institute
Local identifier8036009
Global identifier2657
Last revised2009-01-13