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General
Data set name

Downward mass fluxes of particulate organic carbon and nitrogen in the Adriatic and Ionian Sea during MATER Project

Data holding centreCNR, Istituto di Scienze Marine (Sezione di Venezia - ex IBM)
CountryItaly  Italy
Time periodFrom March 1997 to August 1999
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Southern Adriatic Sea, Otranto Strait, Ionian Sea

Observations 
Parameters

Particulate total and organic nitrogen concentrations in the water column

Instruments

Sediment traps

Description 
Summary

Data were collected within the framework of multidisciplinary studies aimed at investigating the physical, chemical and biological characteristics of the Adriatic/Ionian basin. To determine the vertical fluxes, sediment traps coupled with current meters were used. The sampling period was 15 days. The collecting bottles were filled with a preservative formaline solution. Aliquots of samples were filtered on fiber glass filters to determine the total mass (dry weight), total and organic carbon and total nitrogen. Particle size analyses were carried out by means of a Model TA II Coulter Counter adopting the two-tubes technique (50 and 280 nm) to cover a wider range. The observed size ranged from 1 to 100 nm.

OriginatorsCNR, Istituto di Scienze Marine (Sezione di Venezia - ex IBM)
Data web sitehttp://doga.ogs.trieste.it
Availability 
OrganisationCNR, Istituto di Scienze Marine (Sezione di Venezia - ex IBM)
AvailabilityMoratorium
ContactRabitti Sandro
Address

CNR, Istituto di Scienze Marine (Sezione di Venezia - ex IBM)
Riva Sette Martiri 1364/A
Venice

30122
Italy

Administration 
Collating centreOGS (Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale), Division of Oceanography
Local identifierOGS-EDMED-224
Global identifier3748
Last revised2003-09-15