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Data set name

Box CORER stations in the Ionian Sea (URANIA 15/97) during SINAPSI Project

Data holding centreUniversity of Milano "Bicocca", Dept.of Geological Sciences and Geotecnologies
CountryItaly  Italy
Time period1997, November, 22 to 1997, December, 9
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Ionian Sea

Observations 
Parameters

Sediment microfossil morphology parameters; Sediment age

Instruments

Unconsolidated sediment corers

Description 
Summary

The box corer acquisitions were finalized to characterization of sapropel, with special care to sapropel S-1. In formulating possible formation models for the sapropels in the Eastern Mediterranean, the following parameters are essential: geographical extension and continuity of the level in a basin; minimum and maximum depth of foundings in the sediment; apparent variations in sapropel thickness, related to water depth and geographical location. The sapropel evidences were searched moving from the western limit of the Eagean Sea into the Ionian Sea, toward SW (Syrte Basin and Sicily Channel) and W (Sicily Strait). In relatively shallow waters (1000 m) we adopted a gravity corer instead of the box corer.

OriginatorsUniversity of Milano "Bicocca", Dept.of Geological Sciences and Geotecnologies
Data web sitehttp://sinapsi.cineca.it
Availability 
OrganisationUniversity of Milano "Bicocca", Dept.of Geological Sciences and Geotecnologies
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactCorselli C. (President)
Address

University of Milano "Bicocca", Dept.of Geological Sciences and Geotecnologies
Piazza della Scienza 4
MILANO

20126
Italy

Administration 
Collating centreOGS (Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale), Division of Oceanography
Local identifierOGS-EDMED-247
Global identifier3724
Last revised2001-05-15