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Description: The EuroSTRATAFORM Po and Apennine Sediment Transport and Accumulation (PASTA) experiment was an international study of sediment-transport processes and formation of geological strata in the Adriatic Sea. The study was funded by the Office of Naval Research and the European Union, and conducted in the winter of 2002-2003. The U. S. Geological Survey deployed three tripods at 10-m and 20-m depths off the Italian coast, near the town of Civitinova and the mouth of the Chienti River. The data include measurements related to coastal oceanographic properties and sediment-transport dynamics, and are being used to test and improve numerical models of circulation and transport of sediment and pollutants.

Duration: 2002-2003

USGS Principal Investigators: Chris Sherwood, Dave Rubin

Collaborators: Istituto Scienze Marine CNR, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Dalhousie University, University of Washington, NATO SACLANT Center


Field Activity Reports: 2002-053-FA, 2003-011-FA, 2003-012-FA.

Revision History

  • Original data publication prior to 2006

Please use the following citation when referencing this dataset:

Sherwood, C.R., Martini, M.A., Ferriera, J.T.,Lightsom, F.L., Oceanographic Measurements-- Po and Appenine Deltas, Italy, 2002-2003: U.S. Geological Survey data release,

Data Access

table imageCatalog of Data

Data Access via THREDDS (EPIC)

Data Access via THREDDS (CF)

Station Locations


For more detail about the measurements collected at each site, browse EUROSTRATAFORM.kml (using Google Earth).

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