WIT Press


Water Quality Monitoring In Strymonikos Gulf And Gulf Of Lerissos, Northern Greece

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/WP990291

Volume

33

Pages

8

Published

1999

Size

575 kb

Author(s)

G. Sylaios, D. loannidou & E. Koutrakis

Abstract

Strymonikos Gulf is located at the north-eastern part of Halkidiki Peninsula, being affected by the fresh water outflow of Rivers Strymon and Richios. The distribution of nutrients shows in general low concentrations, with higher values being observed at the coastal areas, where human activities take place (tourism, agriculture, industry). Rivers Strymon and Richios outflow at its north and west part, respectively, constituting the main sources of fresh water, nutrients and pollution (domestic and agricultural pollutants) in the area. Salinity varied seasonally at Strymonikos Gulf due to the trapping of the surface Black Sea water masses at Halkidiki Peninsula. 1 Introduction Strymonikos Gulf is located at the north-eastern pa

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