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General
Data set name

CTD, current meter and biochemical data in Ionian Sea and Straits of Sicily and Sardinia (1985-92) during POEM project

Data holding centreUniversità degli Studi di Napoli 'Parthenope' - Istituto di Meteorologia e Oceanografia
CountryItaly  Italy
Time periodFrom 1985 to 1992
OngoingNo
Geographical area

A network of more than 100 stations covering the Straits of Sicily and Sardinia and the Ionian Sea

Observations 
Parameters

Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents); Temperature of the water column; Wave height and period statistics

Instruments

Current meters; CTD

Description 
Summary

POEM project is an international effort devoted to studying the circulation of the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. Participating countries are Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Turkey, United States of America, Yugoslavia. Various oceanographic cruise are organized every year in different areas of the Eastern Mediterranean. The IMO-IUN has been dealing with cruises in the Strait of Sicily and, occasionally in the Ionian Sea. Instruments are calibrated and intercalibrated on a regular basis. 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.

OriginatorsUniversità degli Studi di Napoli 'Parthenope' - Istituto di Meteorologia e Oceanografia
Data web sitehttp://www.disam.uniparthenope.it/new/
Availability 
OrganisationUniversità degli Studi di Napoli 'Parthenope' - Istituto di Meteorologia e Oceanografia
AvailabilityAcademic
ContactDe Stefano M. (IMO-IUN)
Address

Università degli Studi di Napoli 'Parthenope' - Istituto di Meteorologia e Oceanografia
Via Ammiraglio Acton 38
Napoli

80133
Italy

Administration 
Collating centreOGS (Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale), Division of Oceanography
Local identifierOGS-EDMED-116
Global identifier3867
Last revised1992-09-14