CTD profiles in western Sardinia (2000 - 2004), western Mediterranean

Hydrological data have been collected during 7 oceanographic cruises, named medgoos, organized in the Sardinia Sea and in the Sardinia Channel between May 2000 and January 2004 (table 1) by the Italian Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR).

Tab.1

The 61,30 meters long R/V Urania of CNR was used during all cruises. Data of conductivity, temperature, dissolved oxygen (DO) and Chlorophyll-a fluorescence (Chl-a) were acquired by a SBE911 plus CTD probe (Sea-Bird Inc.) equipped with a 24 Niskin bottle rosette for water column samples collection. The CTD data were quality checked and processed by Seasoft software. Then salinity was checked against the on-board analyses of water samples by a Guildline-Autosal salinometer. The same for DO data checked against Winkler titration analyses. Chl-a data were not calibrated, so they are reported as Relative Fluorescence Units. During cruises from medgoos4 to medgoos7 acquired temperature data were checked at defined depths against inverted thermometers installed in correspondence of the Niskin bottles number 1, 3, 5, 7 of the rosette sampler. Pre-cruise and post-cruise calibrations of the sensors were performed at the SACLANT Center (now NATO-CMRE) of La Spezia (Italy). Redundant sensors were often used for both temperature and salinity measurements, apart during the medgoos1 and medgoos2 cruises.

The vessel was positioned using an integrated navigation system consisting of two DGPS antennas managed by Andrews Hydrographics software installed on HP 386, 33 MHz PCs.

The data set is provided per cruise as ODV Spreadsheet files in TXT format:

  • Cruise name
  • Station number
  • Type of acquisition (here C)
  • Date in mon/day/yr and Time in hh:mm
  • Coordinates in Longitude [degrees_east] and Latitude [degrees_north]
  • Bot. Depth [m]
  • Ship name
  • Pressure, Digiquartz [db]
  • Conductivity [mS/cm]
  • Fluorescence, Seatech
  • Temperature [deg C]; IPTS-68 in medgoos1; ITS-68 in medgoos2, 6; ITS-90 in medgoos3, 4, 5, 7
  • Oxygen, Beckman/YSI , WS = 3 [ml/l]
  • Depth [salt water, m]
  • Practical Salinity from Conductivity [PSS-78]

Hydrological data have been collected during 7 oceanographic cruises, named medgoos, organized in the Sardinia Sea and in the Sardinia Channel between May 2000 and January 2004 (table 1) by the Italian Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR).

Tab.1

The 61,30 meters long R/V Urania of CNR was used during all cruises. Data of conductivity, temperature, dissolved oxygen (DO) and Chlorophyll-a fluorescence (Chl-a) were acquired by a SBE911 plus CTD probe (Sea-Bird Inc.) equipped with a 24 Niskin bottle rosette for water column samples collection. The CTD data were quality checked and processed by Seasoft software. Then salinity was checked against the on-board analyses of water samples by a Guildline-Autosal salinometer. The same for DO data checked against Winkler titration analyses. Chl-a data were not calibrated, so they are reported as Relative Fluorescence Units. During cruises from medgoos4 to medgoos7 acquired temperature data were checked at defined depths against inverted thermometers installed in correspondence of the Niskin bottles number 1, 3, 5, 7 of the rosette sampler. Pre-cruise and post-cruise calibrations of the sensors were performed at the SACLANT Center (now NATO-CMRE) of La Spezia (Italy). Redundant sensors were often used for both temperature and salinity measurements, apart during the medgoos1 and medgoos2 cruises.

The vessel was positioned using an integrated navigation system consisting of two DGPS antennas managed by Andrews Hydrographics software installed on HP 386, 33 MHz PCs.

The data set is provided per cruise as ODV Spreadsheet files in TXT format:

  • Cruise name
  • Station number
  • Type of acquisition (here C)
  • Date in mon/day/yr and Time in hh:mm
  • Coordinates in Longitude [degrees_east] and Latitude [degrees_north]
  • Bot. Depth [m]
  • Ship name
  • Pressure, Digiquartz [db]
  • Conductivity [mS/cm]
  • Fluorescence, Seatech
  • Temperature [deg C]; IPTS-68 in medgoos1; ITS-68 in medgoos2, 6; ITS-90 in medgoos3, 4, 5, 7
  • Oxygen, Beckman/YSI , WS = 3 [ml/l]
  • Depth [salt water, m]
  • Practical Salinity from Conductivity [PSS-78]

Disciplines

Physical oceanography

Keywords

Sardinia, water masses, mesoscale activity, hydrological data, western Mediterranean, CTD profiles

Location

41.5N, 37S, 9.5E, 7W

Devices

• pressure: a Digiquarz 4000 pressure transducer was used. The transducer had a resolution of 0.01 ppm, oscillator frequency 34 KHz - 38KHz and temperature range 0 °C - 125 °C;

• temperature: a SBE-3/F thermometer with response time of 70 ms, temperature range -5 ° - + 35 °, accuracy about 0.004 ° C per year, resolution 0.0003 ° C;

• conductivity: a SBE-4 sensor with a range of 0.0 - 7 S/m, resolution 0.00004 S/m, accuracy about 0.0003 S/m per month and response time of 0.085 sec with pump or  0.17 sec without pump;

• dissolved oxygen: a SBE-13 Beckman/YSI sensor with a range of 0 - 15 ml/l, accuracy of 0.1 ml/l, resolution 0.01 ml/l and response time 2 sec at a temperature of 25 °C during cruises medgoos1, 2, 3, 4. During cruises medgoos5, 6, 7 a SBE-43 polarographic membrane sensor for pumped CTD applications with titanium (7000 m) housing was used with a range of 120% of surface saturation in all natural waters, accuracy of ±2% of saturation

• fluorescence: a Sea Tech Inc. fluorometer with energy emitted by the flash lamp of 0.25 J for flash, temperature range 0 ° - 25 °C, resolution 0.15 mg/l.

Data

Alternative access to data

FileSizeFormatProcessingAccess
Dataset compressed with map and ocean data from the cruise medgoos1
1 MoODV Spreadsheet in txt and Collection files
Dataset compressed with map and ocean data from the cruise medgoos2
4 MoODV Spreadsheet in txt and Collection files
Dataset compressed with map and ocean data from the cruise medgoos3
2 MoODV Spreadsheet in txt and Collection files
Dataset compressed with map and ocean data from the cruise medgoos4
4 MoODV Spreadsheet in txt and Collection files
Dataset compressed with map and ocean data from the cruise medgoos5
2 MoODV Spreadsheet in txt and Collection files
Dataset compressed with map and ocean data from the cruise medgoos6
5 MoODV Spreadsheet in txt and Collection files
Dataset compressed with map and ocean data from the cruise medgoos7
3 MoODV Spreadsheet in txt and Collection files
How to cite
Ribotti Alberto, Di Bitetto Massimiliano, Borghini Mireno, Sorgente Roberto (2019). CTD profiles in western Sardinia (2000 - 2004), western Mediterranean. SEANOE. https://doi.org/10.17882/59867
In addition to properly cite this dataset, it would be appreciated that the following work(s) be cited too, when using this dataset in a publication :
Ribotti Alberto, Sorgente Roberto, Pessini Federica, Cucco Andrea, Quattrocchi Giovanni, Borghini Mireno (2022). Twenty-one years of hydrological data acquisition in the Mediterranean Sea: quality, availability, and research. Earth System Science Data, 14 (9). https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-14-4187-2022

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