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General
Data set name

Structure and dynamics of Black Sea shelf water masses - Shelf 1996-2000

Data holding centreNational Institute for Marine Research and Development "Grigore Antipa"
CountryRomania  Romania
Time period1996 -2000
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Romanian Black Sea shelf South 44, North 45, West 29, East 30

Observations 
Parameters

Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies; Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column; Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column; Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column; Phytoplankton taxonomic abundance in water bodies; Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column; Salinity of the water column; Silicate concentration parameters in the water column; Temperature of the water column; Zooplankton taxonomy-related abundance per unit volume of the water column

Instruments

Plankton nets; discrete water samplers; sediment grabs; optical microscopes; titrators; spectrophotometers

Description 
Summary

The data set consists of physical, chemical and biological data collected in different periods of the year (usually seasonal) over the inner part of the western Black Sea shelf, in the same station network. They have been used to estimate the seasonal and inter-annual variability of the investigated parameters. Due to the large variation ranges, only expert inspection of the data has been done. The data are stored by cruises, each oceanographic station header giving the date, time, position, depth, and station code. For each standard depth, the values of the physical and chemical parameters are given. The phytoplankton, zooplankton and zoobenthos are stored in a similar manner in separate files. All the data have been collected by the R/V Steaua de Mare I of NIMRD Grigore Antipa. The total amount of data occupies about 180kb in 90 files.

OriginatorsNational Institute for Marine Research and Development "Grigore Antipa"
Availability 
OrganisationNational Institute for Marine Research and Development "Grigore Antipa"
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactVasile Diaconu
Address

National Institute for Marine Research and Development "Grigore Antipa"
300 Mamaia Blvd.
Constanta

900581
Romania

Telephone+40 241 543288
Facsimile40 241 831274
Emaildiaconu@alpha.rmri.ro
Administration 
Collating centreNational Institute for Marine Research and Development "Grigore Antipa"
Local identifier41001003
Global identifier2358
Last revised2009-05-26