|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: 34°N; North: 39°N; West: 15°E; East: 23°E)
*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.
*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 (email@example.com), tel: +39 040 2140201; fax: +39 040 2140266
*COMPLETED-BY: A. Giorgetti (firstname.lastname@example.org)