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Data set name

Geochemical/sedimentological data in Eastern Mediterranean regions (1980-2000)

Data holding centreUniversity of Patras, Department of Geology, Laboratory of Applied Geochemistry (LAG/UP)
CountryGreece  Greece
Time period1980 - 2000
OngoingNo
Geographical area

1. Shallow Waters: (a) Ionian Sea, Ionian Coastal Areas, Ionian Islands (Ithaki Bay, Argostoli Bay (Cephalonia), Lefkas Channel, Zakynthos Bay, Corfu Strait, Navarino Bay, Astakos Bay, Platiyiali Embayment, Patraikos Bay, Messolongi Lagoon, Korinthiakos Bay);(b) Aegean Sea Coastal Areas, Aegean Islands:(Thermaikos Gulf, N. Euboikos Gulf, Maliakos Gulf, Kalloni Bay (Lesvos), Santorini, Kos, Yali, Milos, Kalamata Bay, Heli Bay, Hermioni Bay, Euboea Coasts);(c) Lakes: (Trichonis, Ioannina, Kastoria, Chimaditis, Vegoritis). 2. Deep Sea: (Hellenic Volcanic Arc, Fore-Arc Basins (Sea of Crete), Hellenic Trench, Rhodes Basin, Cyprus Basin, Eratosthenes Seamount, Nile Cone, Antalya Basin),Cretan Straits

Observations 
Parameters

Concentration of carbohydrates, phenols, alkanols (alcohols), ethers, aldehydes and ketones in sediment; Sediment grain size parameters; Inorganic chemical composition of sediment or rocks; Concentration of organic matter in sediments

Description 
Summary

The research has been concentrated on the application of marine geochemistry and sedimentology in the study of:(a) submarine hydrothermal processes in relation to the formation of hydrothermal marine mineral deposits;(b) hydrothermal history and evolution of Aegean Sea submarine hydrothermal fields (Santorini, Milos, Kos, Yali-Nisiros, Methana area)(c) geochemical and sedimentological processes in relation to the formation of placer mineral deposits;(d) geochemical and sedimentological processes leading to the enrichment or dispersion of pollutants in areas of domestic discharge and dumping of metallic solid waste;(e) the source of sapropel constituents in the Eastern Mediterranean and the processes of their formation.(f) sampling of large volumes of seawater, filtration and determination of the distribution of suspended particulate matter;(g) geochemical analysis of suspended particulate matter and determination of the distribution of major and trace elements;(h) study of seawater toxic solid waste interaction process with particular emphasis on the coastal zone;

OriginatorsUniversity of Patras, Department of Geology, Laboratory of Applied Geochemistry (LAG/UP)
Availability 
OrganisationUniversity of Patras, Department of Geology, Laboratory of Applied Geochemistry (LAG/UP)
AvailabilityUnrestricted
ContactProf. S. Varnavas
Address

University of Patras, Department of Geology, Laboratory of Applied Geochemistry (LAG/UP)

Patras

265 00
Greece

Telephone+30-2610-991972
Emailvarnavas@upatras.gr
Administration 
Collating centreHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Hellenic National Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier6040001
Global identifier1373
Last revised2015-07-14