IT12-Northern Adriatic Sea - Italy

Basic Information
Site Name
IT12-Northern Adriatic Sea
Short name
IT12-000-M
Country
Italy
Site Manager
Site Owner
Keywords
biogeochemical cycles
ecology
Marine habitats
meteorology
multiparametric meteorological station
oceanography
phytoplankton
plankton
zooplankton
Site Description
The Northern Adriatic Sea is the northernmost basin of the Mediterranean Sea. It is characterized by a shallow depth and by a dominant cyclonic circulation. The oceanographic and meteorological parameters show a marked seasonal and interannual variability. The remarkable river inputs (along the italian coast), the istro-dalmatian current (bringing high salinity and oligotrophic waters from the southern basin), and the notable sea-level range (relatively to the Mediterranean area), represent major forcings of the system. Of ecological relevance are also the urban and industrial inputs and the hydrodynamic exchange between the Northern Adriatic Sea and the lagoons, located along the italian coast.
Metadata Update Date
2019-07-02 16:10:44
General Characteristics, Purpose, History
Site Status
existing
Year Established
1986
Purpose
Meteo-oceanographic variability from seasonal to decadal scale. Ecology of planktonic communities. Trophodinamic evolution and biogeochemical cycles
Photos
not defined
Geographic
Size
565000.00ha
Elevation (average)
-25.00msl
Elevation (min)
-50.00msl
Elevation (max)
0.00msl
Affiliation and Network Specific Information
Affiliation
LTER Italia (LTER_EU_IT_012)This site is a verified LTER Italia member