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Mellieha Bay sea level station

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General  
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 periodMay 1993 - June 2003
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Malta Channel - Northern coast of Malta

Observations 
Parameters

Temperature of the water column; Sea level

Instruments

Sea level recorders; water body temperature sensor

Description 
Summary

The permanent sea level installation is positioned at the head of Mellieha Bay which is a small embayment on the northwestern coast of Malta. The sensor is clamped inside a small stilling well connected to the sea. The instrument measures absolute pressure; atmospheric pressure is compensated by means of a vented tube. The instrument samples sea level and temperature at 1-minute or 2-minute intervals. The measurements are intended to study seiche oscillations, sea level variability as well as to determine long term sea level changes.

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 identifier45001009
Global identifier496
Last revised2009-03-17