DATA BASE DESCRIPTION (EDMED Part B)

*DATASET-NAME: Scientific cruise URANIA 15/97 (SINAPSI Project), monitoring a regional transient climatic event in the Ionian Sea waters: water samplings with ROSETTE apparatus

*TIME-PERIOD: 1997, November, 20 to 1997, December, 9

*GEOGRAPHIC-COVERAGE: Water samplings at various levels during 11 CTD vertical profiles were acquired with the ROSETTE apparatus along two corridors in the Ionian Sea, running W-E (from the Sicily Channel to the Matapan Trench) and NE-SW (from the Matapan Trench, across the Mediterranean Ridge, up to the Syrte Basin), respectively (data set limits: South: 34N; North: 36N; West: 16E; East: 23E)

*PROJECT: SINAPSI (Seasonal, Interannual and decAdal variability of the atmosPhere, oceanS and related marIne ecosystems) Project in the Mediterranean Sea. Coordinating Body: CNR, Istituto Geologia Marina (IGM), Bologna, Italy

*PARAMETERS: geochemics, stable isotops, solved oxigen, phytoplancton, Ionian abyssal plain, Victor Hensen sea-hill, Mediterranean Ridge, Matapan Trench, anoxic basins, brines

*INSTRUMENTS: ROSETTE General Oceanic with 24 Niskins bottles

*SUMMARY: the water samples were acquired with a ROSETTE apparatus with 24 Niskins bottles (10 liters each). Targets of the samples were: geochemics of normal waters and brines; calcareous phytoplancton; solved oxigen rate (for calibrating and testing the polarographic sensor added to the CTD SeaBird 911 plus). General goal was to understand the space- and time- evolution of the transient climatic event in the Ionian Sea waters, also comparing the actual data with those acquired in previous years

*REFERENCE: SINAPSI Project: field report of the Urania 15/97 cruise (in italian)

*DATA-WEBSITE: http://sinapsi.cineca.it

*ORIGINATOR: Prof. C. Corselli

*CENTRE: Dept.of Geological Sciences and Geotecnologies - Milano "Bicocca" University

*STORAGE-MEDIUM: various files with reports

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

*SUPPLY-DETAILS:

*CONTACT: Prof. C. Corselli, (corselli@unimib.it), tel: +39 02 64484331, fax: +39 02 64484273

*COMPLETED-BY: B. Della Vedova (dellavedova@univ.trieste.it)

*CURRENCY-DATE: 2001-04-27

*REVISION-DATE: 2001-05-15