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Data set name

Monitoring in the Black Sea

Data holding centreInstitute of Marine Sciences, Middle East Technical University
CountryTurkey  Turkey
Time period23/11/1985 - present
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Black Sea

Observations 
Parameters

Alkalinity, acidity and pH of the water column; Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies; Transmittance and attenuance of the water column; Atmospheric visibility and transparency; Air pressure; Carbon concentrations in suspended particulate material; Air temperature; Cloud cover height and extent; Particulate total and organic carbon concentrations in the water column; Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies; Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column; Wind strength and direction; Raw fluorometer output; Wave height estimates; Concentration of organic matter in water bodies; Dissolved metal concentrations in the water column; Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column; Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column; Nitrogen concentrations in suspended particulate material; Concentration of other hydrocarbons in the water column; Phytoplankton taxonomic abundance in water bodies; Concentration of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in the water column; Phaeopigment concentrations in sediment; Light absorption in the water column; Salinity of the water column; Secchi disk depth; Density of the water column; Silicate concentration parameters in the water column; Temperature of the water column; Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column; Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column; Zoobenthos taxonomic abundance; Particulate total and organic phosphorus concentrations in the water column; Acoustic backscatter in the water column

Instruments

Fluorometers; current profilers; radiometers; optical backscatter sensors; transmissometers; CTD; plankton nets; discrete water samplers; dissolved gas sensors; pH sensors; elemental analysers; titrators; spectrophotometers

Description 
Summary

Number of stations: 3368

OriginatorsInstitute of Marine Sciences, Middle East Technical University
Availability 
OrganisationInstitute of Marine Sciences, Middle East Technical University
AvailabilityOrganisation
ContactProf.Dr. Ferit Bingel (Director)
Address

Institute of Marine Sciences, Middle East Technical University
P.O.Box 28
Erdemli
Mersin
33731
Turkey

Telephone+90 324 5212406
Facsimile+90 (324) 5212327
Emailbingel@ims.metu.edu.tr
Administration 
Collating centreInstitute of Marine Sciences, Middle East Technical University
Local identifier40001004
Global identifier1548
Last revised2009-02-25