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General
Data set name

CTD and current meter data in Alboran Sea (1980-83) during ALBORAN project

Data holding centreSACLANT Undersea Research Centre (SACLANTCEN)
CountryItaly  Italy
Time periodFrom July 1980 to October 1983
OngoingNo
Geographical area

A network of about 340 stations covering the Alboran Sea

Observations 
Parameters

Electrical conductivity of the water column; Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column; Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents); Silicate concentration parameters in the water column; Temperature of the water column

Instruments

Current meters

Description 
Summary

The circulation of the deep water mass in the western Albornan Sea was studied. Interaction between the three different water masses, the Atlantic, the Levantine and the Deep Western Mediterranean water, causes complicated flow patterns. Instruments are calibrated and intercalibrated on a regular basis in the SACLANTCEN. Derivation of salinity and density values from temperature and conductivity is carried out according to UNESCO standard algorithms. Standard meteorological observations complete the station records.

OriginatorsSACLANT Undersea Research Centre (SACLANTCEN)
Data web sitehttp://www.saclantc.nato.int
Availability 
OrganisationSACLANT Undersea Research Centre (SACLANTCEN)
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactMichel Rixen
Address

SACLANT Undersea Research Centre (SACLANTCEN)
SACLANTCEN - The Library Viale San Bartolomeo 400
La Spezia

19138
Italy

Administration 
Collating centreOGS (Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale), Division of Oceanography
Local identifierOGS-EDMED-163
Global identifier3811
Last revised1993-01-08