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Data set name

Petroleum hydrocarbons (PHCs) in the surface water of the Gulf of Riga (spectrofluorometric determination)

Data holding centreLatvian Institute of Aquatic Ecology
CountryLatvia  Latvia
Time period1997-2007
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Gulf of Riga, Daugava river estuary

Observations 
Parameters

Concentration of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in the water column

Instruments

Fluorometers

Description 
Summary

Petroleum hydrocarbons (PHCs) monitoring in the surface water of the Gulf of Riga and Daugava river estuary have been carried out from 1997 to 2007. Sampling was done using research vessel 'Antonija'. Water samples were collected from 1 m depth. PHCs were extracted with n-hexane and determined by spectrofluorimetric photometer against Ecofisk standard. The monitoring program was semiquantitative screening for oil pollution.

OriginatorsLatvian Institute of Aquatic Ecology
Data web sitehttp://www.lhei.lv
Availability 
OrganisationLatvian Institute of Aquatic Ecology
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactDr. Juris Aigars (Head of LIAE, Marine Monitoring centre)
Address

Latvian Institute of Aquatic Ecology
Voleru str.4
Riga

LV-1007
Latvia

Telephone+371 67614840
Facsimile+371 67601995
Emailjuris@monit.lu.lv
Administration 
Collating centreLatvian Institute of Aquatic Ecology
Local identifier43001006
Global identifier1455
Last revised2009-01-30