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Data set name

Moored current meter data collected in the Strait of Magellan (1989)

Data holding centreOGS (Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale), Division of Oceanography
CountryItaly  Italy
Time periodNovember 1989
OngoingNo
Geographical area

2 moorings deployed near the Atlantic entrance and in the central part of Canal Ancho. Current measurements were also made from the vessel anchored at a station between Primera and Segunda Angostura, for about 12.5 hours beginning with 12 November at 1700 GMT

Observations 
Parameters

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

Instruments

Unknown

Description 
Summary

The marine current data were collected in the framework of the Magellan Project during the first cruise carried out in the austral spring of 1989. The main goal was to study the poorly known physical, biochemical, and sedimentological features of the Strait. The data were collected by two meters (40 and 80 m) on the mooring deployed near the Atlantic entrance and by one meter (189 m) on the mooring deployed in the Canal Ancho. The data obtained from the vessel anchored are at 10 and 20 m depth. The time series were recorded at sampling interval of 5 minutes. The data are fully quality controlled for gaps, spikes and spurious data. The raw data are averaged over 1 hour time intervals and analyzed to produce spectral analysis, tidal components and residuals. The datasets are stored as a raw time series for each current meter (1 data cycle of temperature, speed and direction every 5 minutes) covering approximately a spanning time of 13 days, for a total amount of 40 days.

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
AvailabilityOrganisation
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-45
Global identifier3940
Last revised1993-05-26