SRE4 Effects of hydrocarbons on Antarctic Marine Sediment EcosystemsEntry ID: SRE4_HydrocarbonChemistry
Click to see members of this collection.
Abstract: Sediment Recruitment Experiment 4 (SRE4) was a large, long term (5 year) field experiment run at Casey Station (from 2001 to 2006) testing the effects of 4 different hydrocarbons on marine sediment ecosystems. Four different types of hydrocarbons were individually mixed with defaunated marine sediments and deployed in trays on the seabed at O'Brien Bay-1. Trays were collected after deployment ... periods of 5 weeks, 56 weeks, 62 weeks, 2 years and 5 years. In addition there was a bioturbation treatment using the burrowing urchin Abatus (at 56 weeks only). Samples were collected from 4 replicate trays of each treatment at each sampling time. Analyses were done of sediment hydrocarbon chemistry, microbial communities, meiofaunal communities, macrofaunal communities and diatom communities. The hydrocarbon treatments were: a synthetic Mobil lubricating oil; the same Mobil lubricating oil after 125? hours use in a vehicle engine; a Fuchs synthetic lubricating oil marketed as highly biodegradable; and Special Antarctic Blend diesel fuel (SAB). A control uncontaminated sediment treatment was used for comparison.
Purpose: To determine the effects of hydrocarbons on marine sediment ecosystems in Antarctica.
This is the parent DIF describing the project. It has many related datasets and metadata records.
(Click for Interactive Map)
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Jonathan S Stark
This data set description is a member of a collection. The collection is described in
Start Date: 2001-10-01Stop Date: 2006-12-20
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS > CONTAMINANT LEVELS/SPILLS
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS > OIL SPILLS
OCEANS > MARINE SEDIMENTS > SEDIMENT COMPOSITION
OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > HYDROCARBONS
OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > ORGANIC CARBON
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT > ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENTS
OCEANS > MARINE SEDIMENTS > SEDIMENT CHEMISTRY
BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > BENTHIC HABITAT
BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > COASTAL HABITAT
BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > MARINE HABITAT
BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > COMMUNITY DYNAMICS
ISO Topic Category
Access Constraints Available for public access.
Distribution Media: Online
Fees: No fees
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 301-731-2917, 1-866-506-6347 (toll-free - US only)
Email: modapsuso at sigmaspace.com
MODAPS USER SUPPORT OFFICE 4801 Forbes Boulevard
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20706
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Email: lgilliam at innovim.com
Larry Gilliam 7501 Greenway Center Dr
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20770
Creation and Review Dates