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Data set name

CTD MELPAUL - CTD surveys around the Maltese Islands

Data holding centreInternational Ocean Institute - Malta Operational Centre (University Of Malta) / Physical Oceanography Unit
CountryMalta  Malta
ProjectMonitoring programme for coastal waters(COASTAL MONITORING - MEPA)
Time periodAugust 1992 - November 1994
OngoingNo
Geographical area

The surveys covered selections from a fixed array of stations within an area of about 60 Km2 on the NW coastal area of the Maltese Islands.

Observations 
Parameters

Salinity of the water column; Temperature of the water column

Instruments

Water body temperature sensor; salinity sensor

Description 
Summary

The data consisting of 179 CTD profiles were collected during 5 surveys in the period 1992-1994. The profiles were collected at different seasons with the intention of studying the water column structure and identifying the physical processes pertaining to this coastal stretch over a range of spatial and temporal scales. The survey in 1992 was the first ever physical oceanographic survey conducted by a CTD profiler in Maltese coastal waters. The survey was conducted under the framework of the nationally funded Coastal Environment Research Project (CERP) with stations concentrated inside and in the vicinity of two coastal embayments, Mellieha Bay and St.Pauls Bay. The subsequent surveys covered stations within an area of about 60 km2 on the NW coastal area of the Maltese Islands, including measurements within the embayments.

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
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 identifier45001007
Global identifier542
Last revised2009-03-17