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Study of trace elements in stratified waters of the Tyrrhenian sea from the surface to 1.000 meters depth
Peeters, E. (1973). Study of trace elements in stratified waters of the Tyrrhenian sea from the surface to 1.000 meters depth. Bull. Kon. Belg. Inst. Natuurwet. Biologie 49(3): 1-13, 7 folded maps
In: Bulletin van het Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen. Biologie = Bulletin de l'Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique. Biologie. Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen: Bruxelles. ISSN 0374-6429, more
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  • Peeters, E.

    During the last 10 years, the Sub-Committee on Oceanic Research of NATO has realized many expiditions in the Tyrrhenian sea and has allowed us to study its hydrology, surface currents, bathymetry and gravimetry. By its topography and characteristics (especially by its deep waters of very long residence time) we have identified it to a close basin. Indeed there are not any important coming waters from the rivers, and the surface currents let us see waters coming out between Sicily and France and in the Strait of Messina; in the other hand two parallele volcanic ridges, one of them being submarine, give an important amount of elements and oligo-elements. We are studying trace elements in stratified waters from the surface to 1.000 meters depth and we hope of going on with the series of cards previously done. This work is a complete discription and an objective critic of sampling technics and neutronic activation analysis. Comparing the first results of Tyrrhenian waters with those of the Gulf of Tarente in which we have not any important amounts, we have given a first interpretation. The quantitative analysis of Co, Rb, Fe, Sc and Zn will be done by relative or absolute method. A list of all elements found by neutronic activation analysis will be detailed for each analysed sample.

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