*DATASET-NAME: CTD station data in northern and central Adriatic Sea (DINAS project: 1977-82)
*TIME-PERIOD: from 1977 to 1982.
*GEOGRAPHIC-COVERAGE: A fine grid of CTD stations covered the northernmost part of the Adriatic basin, while a coarser grid was occupied in its central part.
*PROJECT: DINAS, (Dynamics of Pollution in the Northern Adriatic), sponsored by Italian National Research Council (CNR), "Progetti Finalizzati Oceanografia".
*PARAMETERS: physical base-parameters (pressure, temperature, salinity, Secchi depth) as well as basic air-sea interface parameters.
*INSTRUMENTS: CTD Neil Brown Mark IIIB, Secchi disc, reversing thermometers and bottles, bench salinometer for sampling and calibration.
*SUMMARY: The CTD data were collected in the framework of a research program scheduled to reach a comprehensive knowledge of the physical and chemical oceanography of the Northern Adriatic.
The original CTD data were collected, controlled, analysed and worked up by OGS team. The high resolution data of each station were averaged over 1 dbar pressure interval. The salinity has been computed according to the practical salinity scale of 1978. The data are stored as depth series per cruise and per station.
The CTD stations were occupied during 14 seasonal cruises, 2 of which were carried out in spring (1977, 1979), 5 in summer (1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1982), 3 in autumn (1980, 1981, 1982) and 4 in winter (1977, 1980, 1981, 1982). The data set comprises about 1350 vertical profiles.
1) Accerboni E., Manca B., Michelato A., Zennaro P.: Ricerche sulla dinamica dell'inquinamento marino nell'Adriatico Settentrionale: approccio metodologico e primi risultati. Atti del Convegno Scientifico Nazionale del P. F. Oceanografia e Fondi Marini, Roma 5-7 marzo 1979, 1057-1080.
2) Bregant D., Catalano G., Scarazzato P.: Analisi dei parametri chimici raccolti durante le crociere DINAS (1977-78). Ibid., 1111-1134.
*CENTRE: Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale - OGS, Sgonico (Trieste), Dipartimento di Oceanologia e Geofisica Ambientale.
*STORAGE-MEDIUM: Digitised data on disc mass storage.
*AVAILABILITY: Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale - OGS, Sgonico (Trieste). Data are public and distributed to scientific community within the EU-MODB and EU- MEDATLAS data archives.