Distribution of PCBs in Sediment of Terranova Bay and Ross Sea
Entry ID: ECA002

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Summary
Abstract: Marine sediment is frequently used to reconstruct environmental pollution trends. This study regarded the distribution of PCBs in the sediment from Terra Nova Bay and Ross Sea gathered, during the 1990-1991 expedition. The relevant PCB concentrations ranged between 30-160 pg g-1, the variability was related to the particle size distribution. The depth profiles of PCB content in marine sediment samples collected in a few station clearly show that PCBs are confined in a surface layer of about 10 cm. The data were confirmed by results successively presented.

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1990-01-01
Stop Date: 1991-01-01


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN > ROSS SEA


Science Keywords
OCEANS >MARINE SEDIMENTS    [Definition]
OCEANS >MARINE SEDIMENTS >SEDIMENT CHEMISTRY    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
ENVIRONMENT


Instrument
GC-MS >Gas Chromatograph/Mass Spectrometry    [Information]


Keywords
ANTARCTICA
PCBS
marine, lake sediment


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
Dipartimento di Chimica e Chimica Industriale, Universita di Pisa, Italy    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.dcci.unipi.it/
Dataset ID: ECA002

Data Center Personnel
Name: ROGER FUOCO
Phone: +39 050 2219254
Fax: +39 050 2219260
Email: fuoco at dcci.unipi.it
Contact Address:
University of Pisa
Department of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry
Via Risorgimento 35
City: Pisa
Postal Code: 56126
Country: Italy



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2010-05-21
Last DIF Revision Date: 2010-05-26

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