Analytical data as related to sediment types and water depth, Adriatic Sea, supplement to: Paul, Josef; Meischner, Dieter (1976): Heavy metal analyses from sediments of the Adriatic Sea. Senckenbergiana maritima, 8(1/6), 91-102


A preliminary set of heavy metal analyses from surface sediment samples covering the whole Adriatic Basin is presented, and their significance in terms of pollution is discussed. The core samples were analysed for Fe, Mn, Cr, Cu, Ni, Pb, Zn, P, organic carbon, Ca- and Mg-carbonate, and their mineralogical composition and grain size distribution were determined. All heavy metal concentrations found can be attributed to natural sedimentological processes and are not necessarily to be interpreted as indications of pollution.

Metadata Access
Creator Paul, Josef; Meischner, Dieter
Publisher PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science
Publication Year 1976
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported
OpenAccess true
Language English
Resource Type Supplementary Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 519 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (12.083W, 41.050S, 17.917E, 45.017N)