CTD station data collected in the Sardinia Sea during the National SIMBIOS project (2000-2003)

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Data holding centreCNR, Institute for the Marine and Coastal Environment (Oristano)
CountryItaly  Italy
Time periodFrom end of May 2000 to mid April 2003 (six cruises)
Geographical area

: Transects on regular grids or transects in the Sardinia Sea and western Sardinia Channel.


Skin temperature of the water column; Electrical conductivity of the water column


Fluorometers; discrete water samplers; CTD


Six multidisciplinary hydrological surveys with CTD casts, water sampling for the determination of nutrients, chlorophyll and DOC, ship-mounted ADCP, sub-bottom profiler were conducted in the framework of the SIMBIOS project in the Sardinia Sea and Channel in May-June 2000, March 2001, September 2001, May 2002, November 2002, and March-April 2003. The main aim was the study of the seasonal and interannual variability of the physical parameters in the water column by in situ data and model implementation and the relationship with biogeochemical parameters. From the second to the fifth cruise data were collected on a regular grid. Physical data from the second and the forth cruise were used to initialise a numerical circulation model implemented in the Sardinia Sea. The original CTD data were processed, controlled and analysed by the originators, following SBE instruction for pre-processing, who hold the principal quality control responsibility. The high resolution vertical profiles of each station were averaged over 1 dbar pressure interval. The salinity has been computed according to the 1978 Practical Salinity Scale. The averaged data are stored per cruise and named MedGOO. The entire data set comprises 377vertical profiles.

OriginatorsCNR, Institute for the Marine and Coastal Environment (Oristano)
Data web site
OrganisationCNR, Institute for the Marine and Coastal Environment (Oristano)
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactDirector General (Director General)

CNR, Institute for the Marine and Coastal Environment (Oristano)
Localita Sa Mardini Torregrande


Collating centreNational Institute of Oceanography and Applied Geophysics - OGS, Division of Oceanography
Local identifierOGS-EDMED-249
Global identifier3722
Last revised2004-02-10