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The Mediterranean Oceanic Data Base, Offering Hydrographic Profiles and 3-D Gridded Temperature, Salinity and Current Velocity Data
Entry ID: MODB_TEMP_SAL_BATHY_1


Summary
Abstract: The Mediterranean Oceanic Data Base (MODB) provides data products, analysis software packages, and visualization tools to scientists working in the Mediterranean Sea.

Available data sets include over 100,000 historical profiles of temperature and salinity collected in the Mediterranean, Black and Azov Seas between 1900 and 1993.

In addition, temperature, salinity, u-component current velocity, and v-component current velocity fields are available for winter, spring, summer and autumn on a 1/4-degree grid and 19 levels on the vertical, objectively reconstructed using a variational analysis scheme. The velocity fields are diagnosed from the seasonal climatology using a free-surface primitive equation model.

Mediterranean bathymetry is also available from the ETOPO5 data base, global depths and elevations on a 5-minute grid. Online extraction software allows for subsetting of the bathymetric data.

Software products include the variational analysis package, with a user interface, which was used to reconstruct the gridded fields; Ocean Data View PC-software for MS-DOS to visualize hydrographic profiles and sections; and ModbWin, a visualization program for the gridded data under MS-Windows.

Also available are several technical notes, scientific publications describing the products, an atlas report that includes figures illustrating the seasonal climatology of the Mediterranean, and various images in gif or jpeg format representing subjects related to the Mediterranean Sea.

There is no charge for MODB products.

Use Restrictions: The data must be used for scientific purposes only. Users are fully responsible for the application of MODB data. The Commission of the European Union and the MODB project should be acknowledged in any publication referring to MODB data or their use.

[This summary was derived from Eos, see References.]

Related URL
Link: View Related Information
Description: Mediterranean Oceanic Database home page.

Geographic Coverage
 N: 48.0 S: 30.0  E: 42.0  W: -9.0

Data Set Citation
Version: 1


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1900-01-01
Stop Date: 1993-12-31


Location Keywords
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > MEDITERRANEAN SEA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > MID-LATITUDE


Science Keywords
OCEANS >BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY >SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY    [Definition]
OCEANS >BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY >WATER DEPTH    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CIRCULATION >OCEAN CURRENTS    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN TEMPERATURE >WATER TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
OCEANS >SALINITY/DENSITY >SALINITY    [Definition]


Platform
SHIPS    [Information]


Instrument
BATHYTHERMOGRAPHS    [Information]
CTD >Conductivity, Temperature, Depth    [Information]
MBT >Mechanical Bathythermographs    [Information]
NANSEN BOTTLES >Nansen Water Sampling Bottles    [Information]
STD >Salinity, Temperature, Depth    [Information]
XBT >Expendable Bathythermographs    [Information]


Keywords
AZOV SEA
BLACK SEA
GENERAL CIRCULATION
SEASONAL CLIMATOLOGY


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
Mediterranean Oceanic Data Base, GeoHydrodynamics and Environmental Research, University of Liege    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://modb.oce.ulg.ac.be/modb/welcome.html

Data Center Personnel
Name: PIERRE BRASSEUR
Phone: +32 41 663354
Fax: +32 41 662355
Email: support at modb.oce.ulg.ac.be
Contact Address:
Geo-Hydrodynamics and Environment Research
University of Liege
Sart Tilman B5
City: Liege
Postal Code: B-4000
Country: Belgium



Distribution
Distribution_Media: Online (FTP)

Distribution_Media: Online (World Wide Web)


Personnel
SCOTT A. RITZ
Role: METADATA AUTHOR
Email: Scott.A.Ritz at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: Maryland
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA


Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2001-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-01-16



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