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Data set name

North Comino Channel Station

Data holding centreInternational Ocean Institute - Malta Operational Centre (University Of Malta) / Physical Oceanography Unit
CountryMalta  Malta
Time period07/01/1996 - 13/03/1996
OngoingNo
Geographical area

(North Comino Station) - The station was positioned to the north of Comino towards the middle of the channel between the small island and Gozo.

Observations 
Parameters

Electrical conductivity of the water column; Raw current meter output parameters; Temperature of the water column

Instruments

Current meters; water body temperature sensor

Description 
Summary

The survey on subsurface currents conducted in the Comino Channels was targeted to identify the general phenomenology of the sea currents regime in the channels with the potential scope of exploitation as an alternative source of energy. Two current meters were deployed. One in mid-column position at 19m from bottom and the other close to the bottom at 5.75m from sea bed (in a total depth of 40m). The upper meter was an Aanderaa RCM7 and measured current vector, water temperature and conductivity at 2min intervals from 11- 26th February; the lower instrument was an Aanderaa RCM4 and measured current vector, water temperature and conductivity at 10min intervals from 7th January to 13th March. The latter measurements were taken together with those at the station in the South Comino Channel for the same period of time.

OriginatorsInternational Ocean Institute - Malta Operational Centre (University Of Malta) / Physical Oceanography Unit
Availability 
OrganisationInternational Ocean Institute - Malta Operational Centre (University Of Malta) / Physical Oceanography Unit
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactDr. Aldo Drago (Director of Research)
Address

International Ocean Institute - Malta Operational Centre (University Of Malta) / Physical Oceanography Unit
IOI-MOC, Rooms 314/5/6, Chemistry Building, University of Malta
Msida

MSD 2080
Malta

Telephone+356 -21 - 232493
Facsimile+356 - 2144 0972
Emailaldo.drago@um.edu.mt
Administration 
Collating centreInternational Ocean Institute - Malta Operational Centre (University Of Malta) / Physical Oceanography Unit
Local identifier45001005
Global identifier491
Last revised2009-03-17