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Data set name

Geochemical Atlas of the Vistula Lagoon, (scale 1:150,000), southern Baltic Sea (1994-95)

Data holding centrePolish Geological Institute - National Research Institute, Branch of Marine Geology (PGI BMG)
CountryPoland  Poland
Time periodFrom 15 June 1994 to 30 July 1995
OngoingNo
Geographical area

328 km**2 of Polish part of the Vistula Lagoon (Southern Baltic)

Observations 
Parameters

Mineralogical composition; Sediment grain size parameters

Instruments

Particle sizers

Description 
Summary

During June and July 1994, samples of bottom sediments were taken at 100 sampling stations in a regular grid 2x2 km. The 20 cm length cores of muddy deposits were sliced into 2 cm samples and the samples of sands were taken from the top 0-5 cm layer. All samples were placed into airtight plastic boxes, frozen and stored at -20 C. Granulometric analyses were done for 100 surficial samples and 110 chemical investigations comprised the determination of total organic carbon, Al, As, Ba, Be, Ca, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, Hg, Li, Mg, Mn, N, Ni, P, Pb, S, Sr, Ti, V, Zn, for the fraction <0.2 mm separated using nylon sieves. Results of the investigations are presented in an atlas containing: documentary map, bathymetric map, map of bottom sediments in Shepard's (1954) classification, 24 monoelement maps with vertical distributions of elements in selected cores (on inserts) and maps of As/Al, Cd/Al, Cr/Al, Cu/Al, Hg/Al, Ni/Al, Pb/Al, Zn/Al ratio, as well as explanatory text in Polish and English. Results of the analyses are stored in a Fox-Pro database. Maps were digitized (PC ARC/INFO) and prepared for printing using Corel Draw software.

OriginatorsPolish Geological Institute - National Research Institute, Branch of Marine Geology (PGI BMG)
Availability 
OrganisationPolish Geological Institute - National Research Institute, Branch of Marine Geology (PGI BMG)
AvailabilityUnrestricted; moratorium
ContactJarmila Krzyminska (Director of the Branch of Marine Geology of PGI)
Address

Polish Geological Institute - National Research Institute, Branch of Marine Geology (PGI BMG)
Koscierska 5
Gdansk
Pomorskie
80-328
Poland

Telephone+48 58 5542909
Facsimile+48 (58) 554 2910
Emailsekretariat.ob@pgi.gov.pl
Administration 
Collating centreInstitute of Meteorology and Water Management, Maritime Branch in Gdynia (IMWM MB)
Local identifier21006003
Global identifier1664
Last revised2009-01-08