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The measurements for this Lago Maggiore scenario were made during three days in winter 1995 (December 18-21) at the shore of Ispra (45deg 49,244'N, 8 deg 36,377'E). The measurements were carried out with an uprising profiler located 150 m from the shore at a water depth of 42 m. Such the sampled depth interval ranged from 30 m up to the surface. On the profiler, an MST shear probe, a fast temperature sensor and temperature and conductivity probes were mounted such that profiles of turbulent dissipation rate, temperature variance, mean temperature and mean salinity could be derived. For a detailed description of the data analysis, see Stips et al. (2002). Wind speed was measured from a small buoy about 30 m away from the probe location with an anemometer at a height of 95 cm above the water surface. The surface heat fluxes were calculated from the heat gain of the water column under consideration of the solar radiation. For further information ceck the GOTM documentation on www.gotm.net. References: Stips, A., H. Burchard, K. Bolding, and W. Eifler, 2002: Modelling of convective turbulence with a two-equation k-epsilon turbulence closure scheme, Ocean Dynamics, 52, 153-168.