Details of TEMPO (1989-1993) Tyrrhenian eddy multi-platform observations (Western Mediterranean): hydrological data set of the cruises TEMPO-3 (fall 1991), TEMPO-4 (spring 1992), TEMPO-5 (spring 1993)


Dataset identification

Title of datasetTEMPO (1989-1993) Tyrrhenian eddy multi-platform observations (Western Mediterranean): hydrological data set of the cruises TEMPO-3 (fall 1991), TEMPO-4 (spring 1992), TEMPO-5 (spring 1993)
Narrative summary of datasetThe principal aim of the Tyrrhenian Eddy Multi-Platform Observations (TEMPO) experiment  (1989-1993) was to study the signature of a mesoscale oceanographic eddy in the north Tyrrhenian Sea, between Italy, Corsica and Sardinia, using space-borne and airborne remote sensing and ship-based measuring techniques, but an effort was made to extend the observations in the southern part of the Tyrrhenian sea and throughout the water column.  The data contained in this dataset concerns the cruises TEMPO-3 (from 25 October to 8 November 1991, 44 stations), TEMPO-4 (from 23 April to 4 May 1992, 41 stations), and TEMPO-5 (from 8 to 13 March 1993, 71 stations). CTD profiles were collected using a Neil-Brown MK III CTD probe with a sampling time of 33 ms and a CTD fall speed of about 1 m/s. The temperature, conductivity and pressure sensors were calibrated at the SACLANT Centre in La Spezia before the cruise and again checked after its conclusion. Water samples were collected for the on-board calibration of the probe values. The final accuracies for the temperature and salinity were0.005 °C and 0.005, respectively. Successively the data were interpolated over 1 dbar interval. The data set is provided per cruise as ODV Spreadsheet files in TXT format, containing: Cruise name Station number Type of acquisition (here C) Date in mon/day/yr and Time in hh:mm:ss Coordinates in Longitude [degrees_east] and Latitude [degrees_north] Bottom depth [m] Depth [m] Temperature_IPTS-68 [deg C] Conductivity [S/m] Temperature_ITS-90 [deg C] Salinity_PSS-78 (Practical Salinity) Dissolved Oxygen [ml/l]   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.
  • 120_IE48199200005
  • Start date1991-10-25
    End date1993-03-13

    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


    Latitude north boundary43.281422
    Longitude east boundary16.888281
    Latitude south boundary36.885267
    Longitude west boundary8.306626
    Sea areaTyrrhenian Sea

    Data types, collection and processing

    Observation typeinapplicable
    ParameterElectrical conductivity of the water column
    Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
    Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
    Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
    Temperature variation in the water column
    Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
    Instrument typeCTD
    discrete water samplers
    Platform typeresearch vessel

    Process information

    Submitting organisationCNR, National Research Council, Institute of Marine Science (Trieste)
    Submission identifier (UUID)a53ad03f-3833-8333-3332-000000083201
    Date of dataset creation2021-01-01
    Date of dataset revision2021-11-03
    Date of metadata creation2021-11-5
    Date of metadata latest revision2021-12-10
    Date of publishing2021-12-30
    Date of processed dataset publication2022-01-10
    Processing data centreNational Institute of Oceanography and Applied Geophysics - OGS, Division of Oceanography
    Summary record-ID987