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Data set name

OTRANTO: Hydrographic stations (CTD profiles) in the Strait of Otranto (1994-95)

Data holding centreOGS (Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale), Division of Oceanography
CountryItaly  Italy
Time periodFrom February 1994 to May 1995
OngoingNo
Geographical area

A grid of CTD stations covering the strait area, ranging from 39° 30'N to 41° N

Observations 
Parameters

Salinity of the water column; Temperature of the water column

Instruments

Unknown

Description 
Summary

The CTD data were collected in the frame of a research program with the following main objectives: - to improve knowledge of the hydrodynamics of the strait at synoptic, seasonal and interannual time scales; - to estimate the exchange of water and associated material between the Adriatic and the Ionian Seas, and to evaluate their variability; - to increase understanding of the influence of the strait upon the adjacent water bodies; - to provide a consisent data set both for validation of the models and assessment of complementary programs. The original CTD data were collected, controlled, analyzed and worked up by OGS and NCMR teams. The high resolution data of each station were averaged over 1 dbar pressure interval. The salinity has been computed according to the practical salinity scale of 1978. The data are stored as depth series per cruise and per station. The CTD stations were occupied during 6 cruises: February-March, May, August, November 1994, February and May 1995. The data set comprises about 400 vertical profiles.

OriginatorsOGS (Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale), Division of Oceanography
Data web sitehttp://www.ogs.trieste.it
Availability 
OrganisationOGS (Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale), Division of Oceanography
AvailabilityAcademic
ContactMosetti Renzo (Department Director)
Address

OGS (Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale), Division of Oceanography
Borgo Grotta Gigante 42/c
Sgonico (Trieste)

34010
Italy

Administration 
Collating centreOGS (Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale), Division of Oceanography
Local identifierOGS-EDMED-49
Global identifier3936
Last revised1996-03-11