Downward fluxes of major and minor inorganic elements

*DATASET-NAME : MTP II-MATER -Downward fluxes of major inorganic elements in Adriatic, Ionian and Otranto Strait

*TIME-PERIOD : 1997 to present

*GEOGRAPHIC COVERAGE : Southern Adriatic Sea, Northern Ionian Sea, Otranto Strait

*PROJECT : MASTIII/MTPII/MATER, MAss Transfer and Ecosystem Response

*PARAMETERS : Metals: flux of Cu, Al, Fe, Mn, Pb, Zn in microgm/m2/d and gm/m2/d. delta-13 C signature.

*INSTRUMENTS : Sediment traps Technicap mod. PPS 4/3 and PPS5/2.
Analysis conducted by flameless atomic absorption spectrometer

*SUMMARY : The aim was to completely dissolve sediment trap samples supplied on membrane filters and form a sample solution of dilute nitric acid which may then be analysed by atomic absorption spectroscopy.
The delta-13 C signature of organic matter in the sediment traps has been used to identify sources of organic matter and associate these with other constituents.

*REFERENCE :

*CENTRE :
OSSERVATORIO GEOFISICO SPERIMENTALE
Department of Oceanology
PO BOX 2011
IT-34016 TRIESTE
Italy
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 : Dr. N. Brian Price (Edinburgh University, Dept. of Geology and Geophysics, UK).

*ENTRY-DATE : 2000-11-17

Available Data Set(s) Processing Level
A1_150 - Downward mass fluxes from sediment traps IN VALIDATION
A1_1050 - Downward mass fluxes from sediment traps IN VALIDATION
I1_150 - Downward mass fluxes from sediment traps IN VALIDATION
I1_2250 - Downward mass fluxes from sediment traps IN VALIDATION
O2_150 - Downward mass fluxes from sediment traps IN VALIDATION
O2_700 - Downward mass fluxes from sediment traps IN VALIDATION


Last update 27/12/2000

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