*DATASET-NAME : Phytoplankton biomass characterization in the water column in the Southern Adriatic Sea, Otranto Strait and Ionian Sea.
*TIME-PERIOD : 1997 to present
*GEOGRAPHIC COVERAGE : Southern Adriatic Sea, Otranto Strait and Northern Ionian Sea
*PROJECT : MASTIII/MTPII/MATER, MAss Transfer and Ecosystem Response
*PARAMETERS : Phytoplankton biomass, abundances and species composition, at standard or selected depths in the photic layer of the water column.
*INSTRUMENTS : Samples for phytoplankton analyses were fixed with buffered formaline and counted with a inverted microscope according to Utermohl method.
*SUMMARY : Data were collected within the framework of multidisciplinary studies aimed at investigating the physical, chemical and biological characteristics of the Adriatic/Ionian basin.
Discrete water samples where collected at standard or selected-optical depths
with Niskin bottles, after CTD profiling, on three main stations (A1, O2, I1).
The samples collected were preserved with a formaline solution and the Phytoplankton counting was performed in the laboratory.
OSSERVATORIO GEOFISICO SPERIMENTALE
Department of Oceanology
PO BOX 2011
tel : +39 40 21401
*STORAGE-MEDIUM : Hard disk.
*AVAILABILITY : OGS, Osservatorio Geofisico Sperimentale, charged as Regional Data Center for the Adriatic/Ionian Basin. Data availability is submitted to the originator permission
*COMPLETED-BY : Alfredo Boldrin IBM-(Italy)
*ENTRY-DATE : 1999-10-05
|Available Data Set(s)||Processing Level|
|MAI1 MAR 97 - Phytoplankton data||IN VALIDATION|
|MAI2 AUG 97 - Phytoplankton data||IN VALIDATION|
|MAI5 MAR 98 - Phytoplankton data||IN VALIDATION|