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General
Data set name

Contaminants in Northern Ireland sea-lough sediments

Data holding centreQueens University Belfast - Department of Agriculture and Environmental Science
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time period1996-2003
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Northern Ireland Sea-loughs

Observations 
Parameters

Carbon concentrations in sediment; Sediment grain size parameters; Inorganic chemical composition of sediment or rocks; Concentration of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in sediment samples

Instruments

Sediment grabs; unconsolidated sediment corers; atomic absorption spectrometers; gas chromatograph mass spectrometers

Description 
Summary

This study took surficial sediment samples from a number of locations in each NI sea-lough to establish the concentration, distribution and sources of contaminants.

OriginatorsQueens University Belfast - Department of Agriculture and Environmental Science
References

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. 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.

Availability 
OrganisationQueens University Belfast - Department of Agriculture and Environmental Science
AvailabilityAcademic
ContactMatt Service
Address

Queens University Belfast - Department of Agriculture and Environmental Science
Agriculture, Food and Environmental Science Centre, Newforge Lane
Belfast

BT9 5PX
United Kingdom

Telephone02890 255502
Emailmatt.service@dardni.gov.uk
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1105007
Global identifier910
Last revised2010-11-22