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Current meter and meteorological data near Gulf of Gaeta in central Tyrrhenian Sea (1981-82)

Data holding centreInstitute of Marine Science S.S. of Lerici (SP)
CountryItaly  Italy
Time periodFrom May to June 1981 and November 1982
Geographical area

Gulf of Gaeta, Central Tyrrhenian Sea


Air pressure; Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents); Temperature of the water column




Current data were collected during the spring of 1981 (4 May - 4 June) and the autumn of 1982 (11-23 November) from two chains of Aanderaa current meters moored at depths of 30 and 100 meters respectively. The current meters, each with a sampling interval of 10 minutes, were deployed at depths of 16 and 25 metres on the first chain and at depths of 16, 50 and 95 metres on the second. A well exposed Aanderaa station assembled onshore near Mondragone during May 1981 provided the meteorological data. The sampling interval was 10 minutes. The atmospheric sensor did not work well. Spurious and/or degraded data were detected and eliminated and the resulting gaps removed by interpolation. Finally, a data set of current velocity and temperature time series, and meteorological parameters was obtained.

OriginatorsInstitute of Marine Science S.S. of Lerici (SP)
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OrganisationInstitute of Marine Science S.S. of Lerici (SP)
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactAstraldi Mario

Institute of Marine Science S.S. of Lerici (SP)
Forte Santa Teresa Pozzuolo di Lerici
Lerici (SP)


Collating centreOGS (Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale), Division of Oceanography
Local identifierOGS-EDMED-128
Global identifier3855
Last revised2003-05-16