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Oceanographic time series of the Instituto Español de Oceanografía

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Acronym: RADIALES
Period: 1991
Status: In Progress

Thesaurus terms: Oceanography; Time series
Geographical terms: ANE, Spain, Cantabria, Santander Bay [Marine Regions]; Spain, Cudillero; Spain, Gijon; Spain, Málaga; Spain, Murcia [Marine Regions]; Spain, Palma de Mallorca [Marine Regions]; Spain, Vigo

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  • Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competiveness; Instituto Español de Oceanografía (IEO), more, co-ordinator

Abstract:
The Radiales project collects oceanographic time series data based on a systematic and prolonged sampling, making interdisciplinary (physical, chemical, biological) observations in the ocean. The frequency of sampling is set as to depict the oceanographic events occurring at different seasonal and interannual scales and to let us to distinguish between the different sources of temporal variability.

As part of the in situ sampling programme, regular observations are performed (mainly on a monthly basis) along 8 transects located offshore Santander, Gijón, Cudillero, A Coruña, Vigo, Fuengirola (Málaga), Cabo de Palos (Murcia), and Palma de Mallorca, as well as during specific cruises focused on the study of particular oceanographic processes of recognized relevance. In the A Coruña ria the benthic communities are also sampled.

The selection of the transects and sampling stations was done according to the following criteria:

  • It should be viable to sample the locations regularly at a frequency that allows the identification of the main ecosystem fluctuations and resolve its periodicity.
  • The stations should be located as to avoid continental effects or other factors that could alter natural conditions.
  • The sampling area should be representative of the region where it is located and not only of the local conditions.

Datasets (14)  Top | Institute 
  • Phytoplankton monitoring RADIALES - Section off A Coruña (NW Spain, Galicia); inner-shelf (station depth 77m); sampling depths 0, 5, 10, 20 and 30m, more
  • Phytoplankton monitoring RADIALES - Section off Cudillero (N Spain, Cantabrian Sea); mid-shelf (station depth 130m); sampling depths 0, 5, 10,30, 40 and 70m, more
  • Phytoplankton monitoring RADIALES - Section off Gijón (N Spain, Cantabrian Sea); mid-shelf (station depth 108m); sampling depths 0, 35 and 70m, more
  • Phytoplankton monitoring RADIALES - Section off Vigo (NW Spain, Galicia); coastal (station depth 39m); sampling depths 0, 5, 10 and 30m, more
  • Phytoplankton monitoring RADIALES - Section off Vigo (NW Spain, Galicia); mid-shelf (station depth 97m); sampling depths 0, 5, 10, 20 and 30m, more
  • RADIALES - plankton, CTD, chlorophyll and nutrient data from the Baleares, more
  • Radials, more
  • Zooplankton monitoring RADIALES - section off A Coruña (NW Spain, Galicia); inner-shelf (station depth 77m), more
  • Zooplankton monitoring RADIALES - section off Gijón (N Spain, Cantrabrian Sea); mid-shelf (station depth 130m), more
  • Zooplankton monitoring RADIALES - section off Santander (N Spain, Cantrabrian Sea); coastal (station depth 30m), more
  • Zooplankton monitoring RADIALES - section off Santander (N Spain, Cantrabrian Sea); mid-shelf (station depth 110m), more
  • Zooplankton monitoring RADIALES - section off Santander (N Spain, Cantrabrian Sea); oceanic (station depth 850m), more
  • Zooplankton monitoring RADIALES - section off Vigo (NW Spain, Galicia); coastal (station depth 39m), more
  • Zooplankton monitoring RADIALES - section off Vigo (NW Spain, Galicia); mid-shelf (station depth 97 m), more

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