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Exploitable results – Determination of the hydrological variability and changes in the Cretan Sea from the combined datasets of Argo floats, mooring stations and R/V (research vessel) measurements.

Result description

The hydrology of the Cretan Sea is studied by using T/S (temperature salinity) profile data derived from the first Argo float deployed in the area over a 2 year period (2010-2012) which was combined with time series data recorded from the POSEIDON E1-M3A multi-parametric instrumentation platform. The acquired datasets were enriched with available CTD (conductivity, temperature, depth) profiles taken on the mooring site during cruise maintenance surveys. The combined research activities resulted in a large dataset of physical properties allowing extended geographical coverage and an in-depth analysis of the Cretan Sea dynamics during the 2-year period.

Result type

* Scientific Publication

Link to result


Kassis et al. 2015. : Hydrodynamic variability of the Cretan Sea derived from Argo float profiles and multi-parametric buoy measurements during 2010–2012. Ocean Dynamics, 15-00058. DOI: 10.1007/s10236-015-0892-0. Link:
Numéro d'enregistrement: 181954 / Dernière mise à jour le: 2016-04-29
Source d'information: Marine Information Platform