THE IONIAN - PUGLIA STATIONS NETWOK
This web-page provides in real-time per minute values of 9 basic Meteorological and Environmental parameters which are measured continuously by 15 stations properly distributed along the geographic region of the Ionian Islands (the Greek 7-Islands) and the Puglia (Italy). 25 more parameters are computed in a second phase.
The stations geographical distribution is the following (place and station code) :
♦ PAXOS : Snt. Isauros (PAX-1)
♦ LEFKADA : Lefkada Lagoon (LFK-1)
♦ STROFADES : Stamfani (STR-1)*,
♦ ILIA : Cape Katakolo (KTL-1)
All stations are of high technology and they have a 10-m height permanent met-mast structural architecture. Thanks to the selected places of installation the requirement of good exposure to undisturbed wind and weather conditions is highly satisfied.
Due to their qualifications, all stations have been included to the operative network of the Hellenic National Meteorological Service (HNMS).
The Ionian-Puglia network developed under the acronym DEMSNIISI between 2012 and 2014 in the framework of the European Territorial Cooperation Programmes “Greece-Italy 2007-2013” (also referred as Interreg IV). Those of the aforementioned stations which are marked by an asterisk have been independently developed by the Technological Educational Institute of the Ionian Islands.
AVAILABLE PRODUCTS (or … how to explore this web-page)
The information which is recorded by the network stations is provided in 3 forms :
1. MAPS for every measured parameter.
Choose “LIVE” in order to see the current minute value for each of the measured parameter at the stations places (per minute mean wind is the default parameter). You can select any other of the available parameters and units from the menu seen at the right side of the appeared map. See here a list of the measured parameters.
Click on the “ALL” selection in order to see a cyclically repetitive presentation of all the available parameters along the Ionian.
2. PER STATION available measurements
All stations symbol (marked by an asterisk) on the map, are active, in the sense that by driving your mouse above each station an orange card appears on the right side, listing all parameters which are available for the current minute from the specific station. An azimuthal cycle is also provided showing in detail the wind direction (in respect to the North).
3. Six-hrs VARIABILITY
Press on the selection την επιλογή “Climatic Archive” to see in a graphical form the variability of the latest 6-hrs of a selected parameter at each station. You may find of particular interest the option of comparing the variability of a single parameter between two different stations or the variability of two parameters at a single station. For such applications, explore the ability to select the variability of two parameters among two stations, combined in the way that gives you the desired information.
When the desired stations/parameters combination selection has been completed, press on “GRAPH” in order to activate the associated 6-hrs plot.
REGISTER in order to gain access in longer –than 6-hrs long- time series of the Climatic Archive.
Apart from the aforementioned choices you can further press on “FORECAST Links” in order to select among a list of trust-worth providers of numerical weather forecasts that includes the Ionian Sea area.
Finally, through the selection “Scientific ARTICLES” you can find sources of scientific articles related with the Atmospheric/Climatic and the Oceanographic dynamics of the Ionian Sea area.