DATA BASE DESCRIPTION (EDMED Part B)

*DATASET-NAME: XBT data collected within SINAPSI-3 '99 Scientific cruise in the Northern Ionian Sea.

*TIME-PERIOD: 1998, December, 28 to 1999, Jannuary, 18 .

*GEOGRAPHIC-COVERAGE: Low resolution XBT vertical profiles were collected between CTD data to increase the spatial sampling resolution (data set limits: South: 34N; North: 39N; West: 15E; East: 23E)

*PROJECT: SINAPSI (Seasonal, Interannual and decAdal variability of the atmosPhere, oceanS and related marIne ecosystems) Project in the Mediterranean Sea.

*PARAMETERS: Temperature with expendable sensors.

*INSTRUMENTS: XBT Expendable Bathythermograph.

*SUMMARY: 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.

*REFERENCE:Unesco 1994, Calculation of new depth equations for expendable bathythermographs using a temperature-error-free method, TP in Marine Science 67.

*DATA-WEBSITE: http://doga.ogs.trieste.it/sinapsi/

*ORIGINATOR: Dr. A. Giorgetti

*CENTRE: National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics (OGS) of Trieste.

*STORAGE-MEDIUM: Digital files and disc storage.

*AVAILABILITY: For bona fide academic research, the data set is available on request to OGS.

*SUPPLY-DETAILS: Files in standard Ascii format.

*CONTACT: Dr. B. Manca (bmanca@ogs.trieste.it), tel: +39 040 2140201; fax: +39 040 2140266

*COMPLETED-BY: A. Giorgetti (agiorgetti@ogs.trieste.it)

*CURRENCY-DATE: 2002-02-12

*REVISION-DATE: 2002-02-12