European Directory of Marine Environmental Data (EDMED)
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Contaminant pathways in the Western Irish Sea
|Data holding centre||Queens University Belfast - Department of Agriculture and Environmental Science|
Sediment resuspension; Zooplankton and zoobenthos morphological parameters; Radioactivity in biota; Fauna abundance per unit area of the bed; Trace metalloid concentrations in biota; Dissolved trace metalloid and inorganic selenium concentrations in water bodies; Particulate trace metalloid and inorganic selenium concentrations in water bodies; Sedimentation flux quantification in the water column; Concentration of other hydrocarbons in the water column; Concentration of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in the water column; Salinity of the water column; Sediment accumulation rate; Inorganic chemical composition of sediment or rocks; Concentration of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in sediment samples; Concentration of other organic contaminants in sediment samples; Geological sample radioactivity; Stable isotope enrichment in sediment; Temperature of the water column; Concentration of other organic contaminants in the water column; Radioactivity in the water column; Stable isotope enrichment in the water column; Zoobenthos dry weight biomass; Zoobenthos taxonomic abundance; Zooplankton and zoobenthos physiological condition parameters; Zoobenthos taxonomy-related counts; Zoobenthos taxonomy-related wet weight biomass per unit area of the bed; Concentration of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in biota; Concentration of other organic contaminants in biota
CTD; sidescan sonars; discrete water samplers; sediment grabs; unconsolidated sediment corers; inductively-coupled plasma mass spectrometers; gas chromatograph mass spectrometers
A 7 year study which investigated the sources, transport and fate of contaminants in the western Irish Sea. This included studies of artificial radionuclides in sediments, trace metals and Pb isotopes in suspended and surficial sediments, hydrocarbons (aromatic and aliphatic) in sediments, and sediment deposition and mixing rates in relation to benthos and fishing pressures.
|Originators||Queens University Belfast - Department of Agriculture and Environmental Science|
Charlesworth, M., Chenery, S., Mellor, A. and Service, M. (2006) Concentration and isotopic composition of Pb in suspended sediment of the Irish Sea reveals distribution and sources., Marine Pollution Bulletin, Vol52(1): 81-88.; Charlesworth, M., Service, M. and Gibson, C.E. (2002) PAH contamination of western Irish Sea sediments., Marine Pollution Bulletin, 44(12): 1421-1434.; Guinan, J., Charlesworth, M., Service, M. and Oliver, T. (2001) Sources and geochemical constraints of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in sediments and mussels of two Northern Irish Sea-loughs., Marine Pollution Bulletin, 42(11): 1073-1081.; Charlesworth, M., Service, M. and Gibson, C.E. (2006) Sellafield derived 137Cs and 241Am in north-western Irish Sea sediments., Science of the Total Environment, Vol 354(1): 83-92.; Charlesworth, M. and Service, M. (2000) An assessment of metal contamination in Northern Irish coastal sediments. Biology and the Environment:, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 100(1): 1-12.; Charlesworth, M. and Service, M, Mitchell, S.H. and Oliver, W.T. (1999) Metals in surficial sediments of the North-west Irish Sea., Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 62(1) 40-47.
|Organisation||Queens University Belfast - Department of Agriculture and Environmental Science|
Queens University Belfast - Department of Agriculture and Environmental Science
|Collating centre||British Oceanographic Data Centre|