Details of Cruise PRIMO93 (CNR IT): Hydrographic measurements in the Sicily Channel and in the southern Tyrrhenian Sea, 8-23 November 1993


Dataset identification

Title of datasetCruise PRIMO93 (CNR IT): Hydrographic measurements in the Sicily Channel and in the southern Tyrrhenian Sea, 8-23 November 1993
Narrative summary of datasetThis data set contains the CTD data collected from the RV URANIA of the CNR (Italy) during the PRIMO93 cruise, from 8 to 23 November 1993, which was part of an intensive field program in the Sicily Channel and in the southern Tyrrhenian basin conducted by the Stazione Oceanografica of CNR in different periods from 1993 to 1995. It was used, in particular, for a study on the dynamics and mixing of the Eastern Mediterranean outflow in the Tyrrhenian basin (Sparnocchia et al., 1999). The full-depth CTD profiles were performed using a Neil-Brown MKIIIb CTD, subjected to pre-cruise and post-cruise calibrations at the SACLANT Center of La Spezia. Furthermore, the salinity calibration was also carried out on board collecting water samples at standard depths, which were analyzed with an Autosal Guildline salinometer. The estimated precisions were 0.0058 °C for temperature and 0.002 for salinity. The data set is provided as an ODV Collection, which contains, for each station the following parameters: Depth [m] Temperature_IPTS-68 [deg C] Conductivity [mS/cm] Temperature_ITS-90 [deg C] Salinity_PSS-78 (Practical Salinity) Important Note: This submission has been initially submitted to SEA scieNtific Open data Edition (SEANOE) publication service and received the recorded DOI. The metadata elements have been further processed (refined) in EMODnet Ingestion Service in order to conform with the Data Submission Service specifications.
Start date1993-11-08
End date1993-11-23

Responsible organisations

Organisation nameIfremer, Scientific Information Systems for the sea
Role of organisationDataset Holding Organisation
Organisation nameSEA scieNtific Open data Edition
Role of organisationPublisher

Dataset availability

Original dataset download link
Date of original dataset publication2020-03-27
Dataset formatOcean Data View
Public accessNo limitations
License for useCC BY-SA 4.0


Latitude north boundary39.14
Longitude east boundary15.75
Latitude south boundary37.21
Longitude west boundary9.64
Sea areaMediterranean Region
Mediterranean Sea
Mediterranean Sea, Western Basin
Tyrrhenian Sea
Mediterranean Sea, Eastern Basin
Atlantic Ocean
European mainland

Data types, collection and processing

Observation typeinapplicable
ParameterElectrical conductivity of the water column
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Instrument typeCTD
Instrument nameNeil Brown MK3 CTD
Platform typeresearch vessel
Platform nameUrania
Data quality processing informationQuality controlled data

Process information

Submitting organisationCNR, National Research Council, Institute of Marine Science (Trieste)
Submission identifier (UUID)a53ad03f-3539-5393-3938-000000059802
Date of dataset creation2019-03-30
Date of dataset revision2019-11-12
Date of metadata creation2020-3-22
Date of metadata latest revision2020-03-24
Date of publishing2020-03-27
Processing data centreHydrographic and oceanographic service of the French navy
Summary record-ID596