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Mediterranean Sea DIVA 4D analysis of Water_body_phosphate

Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Hellenic National Oceanographic Data Centre (HCMR/HNODC)
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EMODnet Chemistry
Publication Year
Temporal Extent (Data collection)
1960 to 2013
Water body phosphate; Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column; Mediterranean Sea; Oceanography; Chemistry; Interpolated maps; DIVA; European seas
Resource Type
Data product
4 files

The "Mediterranean Sea DIVA 4D analysis of Water_body_phosphate" is the 4D gridded analysis for Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column in the Mediterranean Sea. The analysis was performed per season using DIVA software tool (Data-Interpolating Variational Analysis). The analyses products are stored as NetCDF CF files and made available as WMS layers for easy browsing and adding. Dynamic plots obtained as a combination of WPS/WMS (Density information available by colours, time series and vertical profiles) were uploaded to 'EMODnet Chemistry Viewing and Downloading Service'. Every step of the time dimension corresponds to a 10-year average moving from 1960 to 2013. The depth dimension spans from surface to the seafloor with 25 vertical levels. The data used as input for DIVA have been extracted from the EMODnet Chemistry Download Service:


Originators of Italian data sets-List of contributors • Brunetti Fabio (OGS) • Cardin Vanessa, Bensi Manuel doi:10.6092/36728450-4296-4e6a-967d-d5b6da55f306 • Cardin Vanessa, Bensi Manuel, Ursella Laura, Siena Giuseppe doi:10.6092/f8e6d18e-f877-4aa5-a983-a03b06ccb987 • Cataletto Bruno (OGS) • Cinzia Comici Cinzia (OGS) • Civitarese Giuseppe (OGS) • DeVittor Cinzia (OGS) • Giani Michele (OGS) • Kovacevic Vedrana (OGS) • Mosetti Renzo (OGS) • Solidoro C.,Beran A.,Cataletto B.,Celussi M.,Cibic T.,Comici C.,Del Negro P.,De Vittor C.,Minocci M.,Monti M.,Fabbro C.,Falconi C.,Franzo A.,Libralato S.,Lipizer M.,Negussanti J.S.,Russel H.,Valli G., doi:10.6092/e5518899-b914-43b0-8139-023718aa63f5 • Celio Massimo (ARPA FVG) • Malaguti Antonella (ENEA) • Fonda Umani Serena (UNITS) • Bignami Francesco (ISAC/CNR) • Boldrini Alfredo (ISMAR/CNR) • Marini Mauro (ISMAR/CNR) • Miserocchi Stefano (ISMAR/CNR) • Zaccone Renata (IAMC/CNR) • Lavezza, R., Dubroca, L. F. C., Ludicone, D., Kress, N., Herut, B., Civitarese, G., Cruzado, A., Lefèvre, D., Souvermezoglou, E., Yilmaz, A., Tugrul, S., and Ribera d’Alcala, M.: Compilation of quality controlled nutrient profiles from the Mediterranean Sea, doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.771907, 2011.

Funding References
European Commission. SERVICE CONTRACT MARE/2012/10-lot 4 (SI2.656742)
European Commission. SERVICE CONTRACT MARE/2008/03-lot 3 (SI2.531432)
Access Rights
Aggregated data products are public domain and freely available for all users, following the specified citation format.
How to cite

Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Hellenic National Oceanographic Data Centre (HCMR/HNODC) (2016). Mediterranean Sea DIVA 4D analysis of Water_body_phosphate. Aggregated datasets were generated in the framework of EMODnet Chemistry II, under the support of DG MARE Call for Tenders MARE/2008/03-lot 3 and MARE/2012/10-lot 4.

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