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Data set name

PELAGOS Project Settling Particles Data (Eastern Mediterranean 1994-1995)

Data holding centreHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Hellenic National Oceanographic Data Centre
CountryGreece  Greece
ProjectPELAGOS - Hydrodynamic and Biogeochemical Processes in the Strait of the Cretan Arc(PELAGOS)
Time periodMay 1994 to July 1995
OngoingNo
Geographical area

South Aegean Sea, Straits of the Cretan Arc

Observations 
Parameters

Sedimentation flux quantification in the water column; Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)

Instruments

Current meters; sediment traps

Description 
Summary

Two arrays, each including two PPS3 traps and associated gear were deployed on either side of the strait between Crete and Antikithira Island with traps programmed to collect settling particles over a 2 week period. The associated current meters were set to measure currents on a 30 minutes basis. The main objectives are to obtain on a seasonal basis, quantitative and qualitative data on suspended particles as well as on downward particle fluxes and transport, to identify the origin of the flux responsible particles as well as the main flux carriers (biogenic vs lithogenic). A total of 74 samples were collected during PELAGOS project.

OriginatorsUniversite de Perpignan / Centre Recherches Sedimentologie Marine
Availability 
OrganisationHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Hellenic National Oceanographic Data Centre
AvailabilityUnrestricted
ContactA. Iona
Address

Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Hellenic National Oceanographic Data Centre
46.7 km Athinon-Souniou Av. P.O.Box 712
Anavissos

19013
Greece

Telephone+30-22910-76367
Facsimile+30-22910-76347
Emaildata@hnodc.hcmr.gr
Administration 
Collating centreHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Hellenic National Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier6005021
Global identifier1192
Last revised2015-03-23