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*DATASET-NAME: Suspended matter data collected in Southern Adriatic Sea and Ionian Sea during POEM project from 1985 onwards




*END-YEAR:   1992


*TIME-PERIOD: from 1985 to 1990 (Phase 1), from 1991 to 1992 (Phase 2)


*GEOGRAPHIC-COVERAGE: Stations covering the area from Southern Adriatic Sea to the Ionian Sea, grid of half degree.


*PROJECT: POEM, Physical Oceanography of Eastern Mediterranean,  sponsored by UNESCO, IOC and CIESM, with the participation of researchers from Cyprus,  Germany,  Greece, Israel, Italy, Turkey, USA and Yugoslavia.


*PARAMETERS: Total Suspended Matter (dry weight), Particulate Carbon and Nitrogen, Particle size distribution (Coulter Counter), at different depths. Chlorophyll and phytoplankton data.


*INSTRUMENTS: CHN Elemental Analyzer Perkin-Elmer 2400, Coulter Counter TA II.


*SUMMARY: The samples were collected in the frame of an international, multidisciplinary program, dealing with the coupling of chemical and biological features with the physical structures and dynamics in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea.


*REFERENCE:  1) Rabitti S., F. Bianchi, A. Boldrin, L. Da Ros, E. Paschini, G. Socal, C. Totti, 1992, Observations on some biological properties in the upper layer of the Ionian Sea (POEM 6 cruise, October 1991), Rapp. Comm. int. Mer Medit., 33, 397.


*CENTRE: Istituto di Biologia del Mare (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche)


*STORAGE-MEDIUM: diskettes


*AVAILABILITY: Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale - OGS, Sgonico (Trieste). Data are available upon special arrangement with researches from chemical department of originating centre and distributed to scientific community within the EU-MEDAR/MEDATLAS II data archives.


*COMPLETED-BY: S.Rabitti (


*ENTRY-DATE: 1993-04-27, Revised 2001-03-05.

Available Data Sets
Cruise Ref Cruise Name Validated Location
IO48198585004 POEM01-ON85 (IBM-I) Yes Map
IO48198686004 POEM03-ON86 (IBM-I) Yes Map
IO48198787004 POEM05-AS87 (IBM-I) Yes Map
IO48199191002 POEM-BC-O91 (IBM-I) Yes Map
IO48199292001 POEM-BC-A92 (IBM-I) Yes Map

Last update 21/03/2001

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