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General
Data set name

Downward fluxes of major inorganic elements in Adriatic, Ionian and Otranto Strait during MATER Project

Data holding centreUniversity of Edinburgh, Department of Geology and Geophysics
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom March 1997 to February 1999
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Southern Adriatic Sea, Northern Ionian Sea, Otranto Strait

Observations 
Parameters

Sedimentation flux of metallic and metalloid elements and isotopes in water bodies; Metal fluxes between the bed and the water column; Radioactivity in water bodies; Geological sample radioactivity

Instruments

Discrete water samplers; sediment traps; elemental analysers; atomic absorption spectrometers

Description 
Summary

The aim was to completely dissolve sediment trap samples supplied on membrane filters and form a sample solution of dilute nitric acid which may then be analysed by atomic absorption spectroscopy. The delta-13 C signature of organic matter in the sediment traps has been used to identify sources of organic matter and associate these with other constituents.

OriginatorsUniversity of Edinburgh, Department of Geology and Geophysics
Availability 
OrganisationUniversity of Edinburgh, Department of Geology and Geophysics
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactSecretariat
Address

University of Edinburgh, Department of Geology and Geophysics
The King's Buildings, West Mains Road
Edinburgh

EH9 3JW
United Kingdom

Telephone+44 (0)131 535 4051
Emailinfo@geos.ed.ac.uk
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1007003
Global identifier248
Last revised2009-11-30