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Data set name

Ramla Tal-Bir Meteorological Station

Data holding centreInternational Ocean Institute - Malta Operational Centre (University Of Malta) / Physical Oceanography Unit
CountryMalta  Malta
ProjectSea level variability in the coastal waters of the Maltese Islands(MILGHUBA)
Time periodApril 1994 - October 2004
OngoingNo
Geographical area

South Comino Channel - Northern coast of Malta

Observations 
Parameters

Air pressure; Air temperature; Atmospheric humidity; Wind strength and direction

Instruments

Meteorological packages

Description 
Summary

Meteorological parameters are measured by Aanderaa sensors at an automatic weather station in Ramla tal-Bir which is situated on the coastal strip overlooking the South Comino Channel. The sensors are positioned in an unobstructed location at a height of 20m from mean sea level. The data set consists of wind speed and direction, air pressure and temperature, relative humidity and net atmospheric radiation each measured at one or two minute intervals. The station is in operation since April 1994. Meteorological data from this station is missing in the period between mid-October 1994 and mid-March 1995 due to a sensor malfunction caused by the stray effect of a nearby lightning stroke. The installation has been removed in October 2004 since the supporting building was put down.

OriginatorsInternational Ocean Institute - Malta Operational Centre (University Of Malta) / Physical Oceanography Unit
Data web sitehttp://www.capemalta.net
Availability 
OrganisationInternational Ocean Institute - Malta Operational Centre (University Of Malta) / Physical Oceanography Unit
AvailabilityUnrestricted
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 identifier45001008
Global identifier495
Last revised2009-03-17