Determination of atmospheric fluxes of Radionuclides, Heavy Metals and Persistent Organic pollutants in well defined watershed, lakes and coastal marine sediments of Svalbard from the beginning of nuclear age

Updated 2003-07-16

The 2003 field activity will be mainly dedicated to coring activity which includes: 1. the sampling of snow and ice cores from a Ny-Ålesund nearby glacier (midre Lovenbreen). 2. the collection of near coast (Kongsfjorden) and lakes sediments (maximum under pack depth 30 m). Sampling collection of ice and sediment cores will be performed using a portable, electric operated, sampling corer. The transport of all materials up to each sampling station should be performed with snowcats.

Time frame

Status
Ongoing
Project time span
2003 - 2008
Data collection
2003 - 2008
Data processing
not specified
Data reporting
not specified

Contact information

Contact person
Sandro DEGETTO
Address
Istituto di Chimica Inorganica e delle Superfici (ICIS) CNR Corso Stati Uniti, 4 35127 Padova ITALY
Phone
+39 049 8295944
Fax
+39 049 8702911
Email
ti.rnc.sici@otteged

Parameters and Media

Parameter groups measured/observed/modelled
Biological effects
Heavy metals
Persistent organic pollutants (POPs)
Radionuclides
Media sampled/studied/modelled
Freshwater sediments
Marine sediments

Geography

Regions studied
Arctic, Circumpolar
Dirigibile Italia, Ny-Ålesund
Svalbard

Data availability

Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?
No

Methods & Procedures

Not specified

Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
No
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