Low Resolution Profiles XBT

*DATASET-NAME : XBT data collected in the Southern Adriatic Sea during MATER Project

*TIME-PERIOD : 1998 to present

*GEOGRAPHIC COVERAGE : Southern Adriatic Sea

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

*PARAMETERS : Temperature with expendable sensors.

*INSTRUMENTS : XBT Expendable Bathythermograph.

*SUMMARY : XBT data were collected, toghether with CTD data, within the framework of multidisciplinary studies aimed at investigating the physical, chemical and biological characteristics of the Adriatic/Ionian basin, paying particular attention to deep water formation processes occurring in the Southern Adriatic Sea.

XBT data were visually inspected to eliminate spikes and then averaged over 1 dbar pressure intervals. At every XBT launching location the SST has been measured by an ordinary mercury-in-glass thermometer. Quality control has been implemented before the final data-archiving following the MATER Quality Control protocol (SISMER, 1997).


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*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 : A. Giorgetti (OGS)

*ENTRY-DATE : 1998-02-20

Available Data Set(s) Processing Level
MAI3 DEC 97 - Low Resolution Profiles XBT VALIDATED
MAI4 JAN 98 - Low Resolution Profiles XBT VALIDATED
MAI5 MAR 98 - Low Resolution Profiles XBT VALIDATED

Last update 28/09/1999

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