INSTITUTE Oceanographic station

The station is located in front of the main building of the Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries, at the entrance of Kastela Bay. Because of the specific location in relation to the land, the measured speed and wind direction are not always in accordance to the speed and wind directions of the surrounding areas (the range between the south-eastern to north-eastern winds show considerably lower speeds), but they are still measured in order to be used as entering parameters in a numerical model.

The station has two groups of sensors: a sensor for the air and a sensor for the sea. Sensors for the air are at an altitude of 6 m above sea level, while the sensors for the sea are at a 0,5 m depth.

Sensor for the air is a Vaisala WXT510 Weather Transmitter, and it measures: air temperature, wind direction, wind speed and gust (the same sensor measures wind gust: wind speed is given as current, and gust is the maximum speed in a period of time), relative air humidity, rain accumulation and air pressure.

Sensor for the sea is a Valeport miniCT Conductivity and Temperature sensor, and it measures sea temperature and conductivity.


Last data

Humidity 43 %
Wind Direction 318 °
UV 9 Minimum Erythemal Dose
Wind Speed 8.9 m/s
Air Pressure 1016.6 hPa
Solar Radiation 244 W/m2
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