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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.

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.


*ENTRY-DATE: 2003-09-18

Last update 18/09/2003

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