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*DATASET-NAME: Current and CTD measurements in the Adriatic Sea during the Italian PRISMA programme, Phase 1 (1995-1996)

*TIME-PERIOD:  From May 1995 to February 1996 (continuous measurements).

*GEOGRAPHIC-COVERAGE: Parallel transects over the Adriatic Sea: the Rimini transect, the Giulianova transect, the Gargano transect and the Otranto transect (data set limits: South: 39N; North: 46N; West: 12E; East: 20E).

*PROJECT: PRISMA (Programma di RIcerca e Sperimentazione del Mare Adriatico)

*PARAMETERS: Current speed and velocity, pressure, temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen, fluorescence, turbidity, light scattering.

*INSTRUMENTS: ADCP-VM 150 kHz, SMART-ACM, AANDERAA RCM and NBA, CTD SBE 911plus with CHELSEA fluorimeter and turbidimeter, SEA TECH scatterometer.

*SUMMARY: Eulerian and lagrangian current measurements both by 10 mooring arrays of ACM and RCM currentmeters and ship-mounted ADCP current profiles were collected with the R/V Thetis togheter with CTD casts. Contemporary, in the framework of PRISMA sub-project "Longitudinal fluxes", four seasonal multidisciplinary cruises (May, August, November 1995, and February 1996) were conducted with R/V Urania. The main objective was the study of the seasonal time-scale variability of the water and the biogeochemical fluxes.

The moored current meters were deployed through four significant transversal sections of the Adriatic Sea. A basin-wide survey with ship-borrne ADCP was carried out on a continuous basis from May 1995 to February 1996. 300 CTD stations were covered in the same period alond the transversal transects.

*REFERENCE:
Gacic, M., Civitarese G. and Ursella L. (1999). Spatial and seasonal variability of water and biogeochemical fluxes in the Adriatic Sea. In: The Eastern Mediterranean as a Laboratory Basin for the Assessment of Contrasting Ecosystem, Kluwer Accademic Publishers. Printed in the Netherlands, P.Malanotte-Rizzoli and V.N. Eremeev (eds.), 335-357.

*CENTRE: Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale - OGS, Trieste.

*STORAGE-MEDIUM: Digitised data on disc mass storage.

*AVAILABILITY: Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale - OGS charged as National Oceanographic Data Center within the IOC's IODE System.

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*ENTRY-DATE: 2003-09-18


Last update 18/09/2003

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