CTD Profiles

*DATASET-NAME : CTD station data collected in Sicily, Sardinia and Tunisia region during MATER Project

*TIME-PERIOD : 1997 to present

*GEOGRAPHIC COVERAGE : Sicily, Sardinia and Tunisia Region

*PROJECT : MASTIII/MTPII/MATER, MAss Transfer and Ecosystem Response

*PARAMETERS : CTD base-parameters (pressure, temperature, salinity, oxygen), sea water optical properties

*INSTRUMENTS : CTD NeilBrown MK3C coupled with a 24-bottles General Oceanic Rosette. SIS digital reversing thermometers.

*SUMMARY : CTD data were collected within the framework of multidisciplinary studies focused on the evaluation of the water fluxes and dynamics through the Sicily, Sardinia and Tunisia Region.

CTD data were visually inspected to eliminate spikes and averaged over 1dbar pressure intervals. Temperature and salinity were corrected for CTD calibration drift and compared with in situ reversing thermometer readings and water sample analysis, according to standard procedures (UNESCO, 1983 and 1988). Quality control has been implemented before the final data-archiving following the MATER Quality Control protocol (SISMER, 1997).

*REFERENCE :

*CENTRE :
OSSERVATORIO GEOFISICO SPERIMENTALE
Department of Oceanology
PO BOX 2011
IT-34016 TRIESTE
Italy
tel : +39 40 21401

*STORAGE-MEDIUM : Hard disk.

*AVAILABILITY : OGS, Osservatorio Geofisico Sperimentale, charged as Regional Data Center for the Adriatic/Ionian Basin. Data availability is submitted to the originator permission

*COMPLETED-BY : CNR, ISDGM Stazione Oceanografica

*ENTRY-DATE : 1999-09-28

Available Data Set(s) Processing Level
MA1 SEP 96 - CTD Profiles IN VALIDATION
MA2 JAN 97 - CTD Profiles IN VALIDATION
MA3 SEP 97 - CTD Profiles IN VALIDATION
MA4 APR 98 - CTD Profiles IN VALIDATION


Last update 05/10/1999

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