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Data set name

Late Pleistocene and Holocene geology of the Puck Lagoon, southern Baltic Sea (1992-93)

Data holding centrePolish Geological Institute - National Research Institute, Branch of Marine Geology (PGI BMG)
CountryPoland  Poland
Time periodFrom 15 August 1992 to 01 March 1993
OngoingNo
Geographical area

North-eastern part of the Puck Lagoon (ca 40 km**2) adjacent to Hel Peninsula (Southern Baltic)

Observations 
Parameters

Mineralogical composition; Sediment grain size parameters

Description 
Summary

The aim of the project was to study the quaternary geology of part of the Puck Lagoon adjacent to the Hel Peninsula; in particular to research sand accumulations for artificial beach nourishment of the Hel Peninsula. During August and September 1992, 11 boreholes of depths between 10 and 18m, and 38 cores of 3m length, were taken. The following analyses were done: granulometry - 441, morphology of quartz grains - 38, content and composition of heavy minerals - 26, derivatographic - 36, microfauna and macrofauna - 63, palynology - 14, diatoms - 47, radiocarbon ages - 11. Analysis of 14C was carried out in the Silesian Technical University. Diatoms were analyzed by A. Witkowski from Gdansk University. All other analyses were done in the Polish Geological Institute. The results of the investigations are presented in the report with the maps: documentation, bathymetric, surficial sediments, sediments 1m and 3m below sea bottom (1:25,000), 5 geological cross-sections, geological profiles and maps of sand fields available for exploitation.

OriginatorsPolish Geological Institute - National Research Institute, Branch of Marine Geology (PGI BMG)
Availability 
OrganisationPolish Geological Institute - National Research Institute, Branch of Marine Geology (PGI BMG)
AvailabilityMoratorium
ContactJarmila Krzyminska (Director of the Branch of Marine Geology of PGI)
Address

Polish Geological Institute - National Research Institute, Branch of Marine Geology (PGI BMG)
Koscierska 5
Gdansk
Pomorskie
80-328
Poland

Telephone+48 58 5542909
Facsimile+48 (58) 554 2910
Emailsekretariat.ob@pgi.gov.pl
Administration 
Collating centreInstitute of Meteorology and Water Management National Research Institute, Maritime Branch in Gdynia (IMWM MB)
Local identifier21006005
Global identifier1666
Last revised2009-01-08