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Data set name

CoMSBlack 92-93 - International cruise in the southern Black Sea

Data holding centreInstitute of Marine Sciences, Middle East Technical University
CountryTurkey  Turkey
ProjectCooperative Marine Science Program for the Black Sea(CoMSBlack)
Time period03/07/1992 - 14/04/1993
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Southern and western parts of the Black Sea

Observations 
Parameters

Alkalinity, acidity and pH of the water column; Carotenoid and flavenoid pigment concentrations in water bodies; Particulate total and organic carbon concentrations in the water column; Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column; Raw fluorometer output; Concentration of dissolved organic matter in the water column; Particulate total and organic nitrogen 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; Light absorption in the water column; Primary production in the water column; Salinity of the water column; Dissolved concentration parameters for other gases in the water column; Secchi disk depth; Density of the water column; Silicate concentration parameters in the water column; Temperature of the water column; Zooplankton non taxonomy-related abundance per unit volume of the water column; Particulate total and organic phosphorus concentrations in the water column

Instruments

Fluorometers; transmissometers; CTD; plankton nets; discrete water samplers; elemental analysers; titrators; spectrophotometers

Description 
Summary

CoMSBlack 92 international cruise in the Black Sea was held in July 1992. Intercalibration Workshop for physical and chemical data was held at the Institute of Marine Sciences of the Middle East Technical University, Erdemli, Turkey, from 15-29 January 1993. CoMSBlack 92a acquired complete hydrographic, biological, and chemical data set for the entire Black Sea with the participation of all Black Sea riparian countries (except Georgia) as well as the US. Nearly 400 hydrographic stations were occupied to the nominal water depth of 500 db. This quasi-synoptic survey was accomplished using five ships during an interval of less than four weeks. IMS METU carried out 135 hydrographic stations in southern part of the Black Sea. CoMSBlack 93 international cruise in the Black Sea was held in April 1993. An intercalibration meetings for physical data acquired during the cruise were held at the Marine Hydrophysical Institute of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, Sevastopol, Ukraine, 7 - 10 September and at the Institute of Marine Sciences of the Middle East Technical University, Erdemli, Turkey, 15 - 20 December 1993. CoMSBlack 93 acquired complete hydrographic, and biochemical data set for the western and northern part of the Black Sea excluding the EEZ of Bulgaria with the participation of Turkey (Bilim and Piri Reis) and Ukraine (Professor Professor Kolesnikov, Professor Vodyanitsky and Metchnikov). Nearly 350 hydrographic stations were occupied to the water depth 500 - 2000 db or to the bottom over the shallower regions. Station spacing was approximately 20 nm and 10 nm in the northwest part of the sea over the slope region. R/V Metchnikov from the Odessa's branch of the Institute of Biology of southern seas Ukrainian Academy of Sciences provided near shore biogeochemical survey in the shallow northwest part of the sea. R/V Professor Vodyanitsky provided biological survey of the region covered by Professor Kolesnikov but on a coarse grid. The cruise was accomplished in two weeks. IMS METU carried out 124 hydrographic stations in southern part of the Black Sea.

OriginatorsDokuz Eylul University, Institute of Marine Science and Technology
Institute of Biology of the Southern Seas, NAS of Ukraine
Institute of Marine Sciences, Middle East Technical University
Marine Hydrophysical Institute
Odessa branch of IBSS (Institute of Biology of Southern Seas)
Availability 
OrganisationInstitute of Marine Sciences, Middle East Technical University
AvailabilityAcademic
ContactProf.Dr. Ferit Bingel (Director)
Address

Institute of Marine Sciences, Middle East Technical University
P.O.Box 28
Erdemli
Mersin
33731
Turkey

Telephone+90 324 5212406
Facsimile+90 (324) 5212327
Emailbingel@ims.metu.edu.tr
Administration 
Collating centreInstitute of Marine Sciences, Middle East Technical University
Local identifier40001010
Global identifier1554
Last revised2009-03-04