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In situ, meteorological, physical and profile data collected by Italian National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics; Experimental Geophysical Observatory at OceanSITES site E2M3A from 2002-09-16 to 2015-03-27 (NCEI Accession 0130031)

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In situ, meteorological, physical and profile oceanographic data were collected, including AIR TEMPERATURE, BAROMETRIC PRESSURE, CONDUCTIVITY, CURRENT DIRECTION, CURRENT SPEED, CURRENT SPEED - EAST/WEST COMPONENT (U), CURRENT SPEED - NORTH/SOUTH COMPONENT (V), CURRENT SPEED - UP/DOWN COMPONENT (W), DEPTH - OBSERVATION, HYDROSTATIC PRESSURE, LATITUDE, LONGITUDE, RELATIVE HUMIDITY, SALINITY, SOUND VELOCITY, WATER TEMPERATURE, WIND SPEED and turbidity from Moored Buoy at the Mediterranean Moored Multi-sensor Array, Eastern Basin, southern Adriatic Sea (E2M3A) using ADCP, CTD - moored CTD, anemometer, barometers, meteorological sensors and thermistor from 2002-09-16 to 2015-03-27. These data were provided to one of the OceanSITES Data Assembly Centers (DAC). The DAC formatted this information into the OceanSITES file format and passed it on to the Global Data Assembly Centers (GDAC).

OceanSITES is a worldwide system of long-term, open-ocean reference stations measuring dozens of variables and monitoring the full depth of the ocean from air-sea interactions down to the seafloor. It is a network of stations or observatories measuring many aspects of the ocean's surface and water column using, where possible, automated systems with advanced sensors and telecommunications systems, yielding high time resolution, often in real-time, while building a long record.
  • Cite as: Cardin, Vanessa; Italian National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics (2015). In situ, meteorological, physical and profile data collected by Italian National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics; Experimental Geophysical Observatory at OceanSITES site E2M3A from 2002-09-16 to 2015-03-27 (NCEI Accession 0130031). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0130031. Accessed [date].
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Distribution Formats
  • netCDF (Version: 3.5)
    • File Specification: OceanSITES Manual 1.1, CF-1.1
  • netCDF (Version: 3.5)
    • File Specification: OceanSITES Manual 1.2, CF-1.4
  • netCDF (Version: 3.6)
    • File Specification: OceanSITES-1.3
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Dataset Point of Contact NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
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Time Period 2002-09-16 to 2015-03-27
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 41.8355
S: 41.27883
E: 18.08917
W: 17.66267
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
  • Meteorology, physical oceanography, transport of water, biogeochemistry, and other parameters collected at fixed locations in the open ocean from the OceanSITES network
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  • Parent ID (indicates this dataset is related to other data):
    • gov.noaa.nodc:OceanSITES
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2015-07-28
  • revision: 2020-06-11
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Historical archive - data has been stored in an offline storage facility
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
In this accession, NCEI has archived multiple versions of these data. The latest (and best) version of these data has the largest version number.
Purpose This dataset is available to the public for a wide variety of uses including scientific research and analysis.
Use Limitations
  • accessLevel: Public
  • Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives.
Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Cardin, Vanessa; Italian National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics (2015). In situ, meteorological, physical and profile data collected by Italian National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics; Experimental Geophysical Observatory at OceanSITES site E2M3A from 2002-09-16 to 2015-03-27 (NCEI Accession 0130031). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0130031. Accessed [date].
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Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords NetCDF Climate and Forecast (CF) Metadata Convention Standard Name Table
  • air_pressure_at_sea_level
  • air_temperature
  • depth
  • direction_of_sea_water_velocity
  • eastward_sea_water_velocity
  • latitude
  • longitude
  • northward_sea_water_velocity
  • relative_humidity
  • sea_water_electrical_conductivity
  • sea_water_pressure
  • sea_water_salinity
  • sea_water_speed
  • sea_water_temperature
  • sea_water_turbidity
  • speed_of_sound_in_sea_water
  • time
  • upward_sea_water_velocity
  • wind_speed
Originator Variable Names
  • ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE AT SEA LEVEL
  • Bottom-top current component
  • Current to direction relative true north
  • DRY BULB TEMPERATURE
  • Depth of each measurement
  • ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY
  • HORIZONTAL WIND SPEED
  • Horizontal current speed
  • Latitude of each location
  • Longitude of each location
  • PRACTICAL SALINITY
  • RELATIVE HUMIDITY
  • SEA TEMPERATURE
  • SOUND VELOCITY
  • Sea pressure
  • South-north current component
  • Temperature
  • Turbidity
  • West-east current component
  • depth
  • depth of measurement
  • latitude of measurement
  • longitude of measurement
  • method of data processing
  • sea water depth
  • sea water electrical conductivity
  • sea water salinity
  • time
  • time of measurement
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Platform keywords NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords Originator Platform Code
  • E2-M3A
  • E2M3A
  • E2M3A-1
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
Project keywords Originator Project Names
  • Fixed point Open Ocean Observatories
  • RITMARE - La Ricerca ITaliana per il MARE and Fixed point Open Ocean Observatories
  • VECTOR-Vulnerability of coasts and marine ecosystems to the climatic changes and their role on Mediterranean C cycle and European Ocean Observatory Network
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Cardin, Vanessa; Italian National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics (2015). In situ, meteorological, physical and profile data collected by Italian National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics; Experimental Geophysical Observatory at OceanSITES site E2M3A from 2002-09-16 to 2015-03-27 (NCEI Accession 0130031). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0130031. Accessed [date].
  • Unless stated otherwise, a user must acknowledge use of OceanSITES data in all publications and products where such data are used, preferably with the following standard citation: "These data were collected and made freely available by the international OceanSITES project and the national programs that contribute to it."
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  • Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
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Processing Steps
  • 2015-07-28T14:21:27Z - NCEI Accession 0130031 v1.1 was published.
  • 2015-08-14T02:18:12Z - NCEI Accession 0130031 was revised and v2.2 was published.
    Rationale: Updates were received for this data set. These updates were copied into the data/0-data/ directory of this accession. These updates may provide additional files or replace obsolete files. This version contains the most complete and up-to-date representation of this archival information package. All of the files received prior to this update are available in the preceding version of this accession.
  • 2020-06-11T13:19:25Z - NCEI Accession 0130031 was revised and v3.3 was published.
    Rationale: Updates were received for this data set. These updates were copied into the data/0-data/ directory of this accession. These updates may provide additional files or replace obsolete files. This version contains the most complete and up-to-date representation of this archival information package. All of the files received prior to this update are available in the preceding version of this accession.
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Processing Steps
  • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • ADCP
  • anemometer
  • barometers
  • CTD - moored CTD
  • meteorological sensors
  • thermistor
Platform
  • moored buoy
Last Modified: 2021-06-02T17:35:59Z
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