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Data set name

Landscape Ecological map of the Gulf of Riga, scale 1:200 000

Data holding centreLatvian Environmental, Gelology and Meteorological Centre
CountryLatvia  Latvia
Time period01/06/1996 onwards
OngoingYes
Observations 
Parameters

Inorganic chemical composition of sediment or rocks; Zoobenthos taxonomic abundance; Zoobenthos taxonomy-related wet weight biomass per unit area of the bed

Description 
Summary

A landscape map of the Gulf of Riga is based on the materials of marine geological mapping (1984-1992) and the results of the investigations of zoobenthos and hydrochemical conditions ( temperature, salinity, content of oxygen ) in the near-bottom layer of water, that has been carried out at the Institute of Biology of the Latvian Academy of Sciences. The map shows the distribution of the landscapes, their genetic interrelation with bottom sediments. In addition, map shows the distribution of the pollution of the bottom sediments (scale 1:1,000,000) by six components: organic carbon, lead, copper, zinc, cadmium, mercury. The explanatory note includes the descriptions of the landscapes, the evaluation of the pollution of the bottom sediments and the estimate of prospects for the use of the basin in the national economy.

OriginatorsLatvian Environmental, Gelology and Meteorological Centre
Availability 
OrganisationLatvian Environmental, Gelology and Meteorological Centre
AvailabilityDistribution cost charge
Administration 
Collating centreFaculty of Geography and Earth Sciences, University of Latvia (LU)
Local identifierLatMP01
Global identifier5873
Last revised2013-03-26