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Data set name

Oceanographic and water quality data of Thermaikos Bay, NW Aegean Sea (1984-1992)

Data holding centreAristotelian University of Thessaloniki, Laboratory of Hydraulics (LHD/AUTH)
CountryGreece  Greece
Time periodFrom January 1984 - 1992
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Bay of Thermaikos (NW Aegean Sea)

Observations 
Parameters

Alkalinity, acidity and pH of the water column; Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies; Bacteria non taxonomy-related biomass expressed as carbon per unit volume of the water column; Dissolved metal concentrations in the water column; Particulate metal concentrations in the water column; Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column; Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column; Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column; Salinity of the water column; Silicate concentration parameters in the water column; Temperature of the water column

Description 
Summary

The assessment of the state of pollution of the Bay of Thermaikos by sewage and rivers is the principal objective of the programme. There is a general trend in water pollution to increase from south to north and from the open sea to river estuaries. This reflects the pollutant loads from human population in the northern region and from river flow. Data have been used to validate mathematical models of the transport and fate of pollutants in the bay. These models have been useful in analysing various combinations between the choice of the disposal site and the degree of sewage treatment.

OriginatorsAristotelian University of Thessaloniki, Laboratory of Hydraulics (LHD/AUTH)
Availability 
OrganisationAristotelian University of Thessaloniki, Laboratory of Hydraulics (LHD/AUTH)
AvailabilityUnrestricted
ContactProf. J. Ganoulis
Address

Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, Laboratory of Hydraulics (LHD/AUTH)
School of Engineering
Thessaloniki

540 06
Greece

Telephone+30-2310-992697, ...6
Administration 
Collating centreHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Hellenic National Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier6025001
Global identifier1326
Last revised2015-07-22