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Data set name

SEDDATA, data on unconsolidated sediments of the Portuguese continental margin (1989-92)

Data holding centreUniversity of Lisbon, National Museum of Natural History (DISEPLA Group)
CountryPortugal  Portugal
Time periodFrom 1989 to 1992
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Portuguese continental margin

Observations 
Parameters

Sea level; Mineralogical composition; Coastal geomorphology; Sediment grain size parameters; Sediment water content, porosity and surface area; Geological sample density

Instruments

Sea level recorders; sediment settling tubes; optical microscopes

Description 
Summary

Data are used to map the distributions of the shelf and slope unconsolidated cover, allowing the detection of different regional and local sedimentary deposits. At the same time these data enable the monitoring of the present evolution of some coastal stretches. Relationships between the different data in the database provide good support for studying the present and past sedimentary dynamics of the Portuguese margin.

OriginatorsUniversity of Lisbon, National Museum of Natural History (DISEPLA Group)
Availability 
OrganisationUniversity of Lisbon, National Museum of Natural History (DISEPLA Group)
AvailabilityUnrestricted
ContactProf. Galopim de Carvalho
Address

University of Lisbon, National Museum of Natural History (DISEPLA Group)
Rua da Escola Politécnica, 56
Lisboa
Lisboa
1250-102
Portugal

Telephone+351 213921800
Facsimile+351 213970882
Emailjb@fc.ul.pt
Administration 
Collating centreIHPT, Hydrographic Institute
Local identifier15016001
Global identifier2217
Last revised2010-05-04