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Data set name

WSCHELDT - Suspended matter and chemical and physical conditions in Western Scheldt estuary, Belgium (1973-83)

Data holding centreRoyal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Operational Directorate Natural Environment, Belgian Marine Data Centre
CountryBelgium  Belgium
Time periodFrom 1973 to 1983
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Western Scheldt estuary (Belgium) from mouth up to the freshwater boundary

Observations 
Parameters

Alkalinity, acidity and pH of the water column; Other physical and chemical properties of suspended particulate material; Dissolved organic carbon concentration in the water column; Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column; Inorganic chemical composition of sediment or rocks; Redox potential in sediment; Nutrient fluxes between the bed and the water column; Temperature of the water column

Description 
Summary

The data were collected a.o. in order to understand the processes of organic matter degradation in relation with the redox conditions and to be able to simulate these processes under a series of circumstances. In the project funded by MUMM, the existing data were used to evaluate the contributions of the different sources of suspended matter to the siltation in the estuary, taking the river flow regime into account. The nutrient data are also normally part of MUMM's 'MONITB' database but have not yet been transferred to the database.

OriginatorsIHE, Management Unit of North Sea and Scheldt Estuary Mathematical Models
Availability 
OrganisationRoyal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Operational Directorate Natural Environment, Belgian Marine Data Centre
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactScory Serge (Ir)
Address

Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Operational Directorate Natural Environment, Belgian Marine Data Centre
Gulledelle 100
Brussels

1200
Belgium

Telephone02/773.21.11
Facsimile02/7706972
Emailbmdc@mumm.ac.be
Administration 
Collating centreBelgian Marine Data Centre (BMDC)
Local identifier11009012
Global identifier981
Last revised2010-11-22