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TRANSPORT OF DISSOLVED DISPERSED PETROLEUM-HYDROCARBONS IN THE NORTHEASTERN MEDITERRANEAN

1991-01-01
YILMAZ, A
SAYDAM, AC
BASTURK, O
SALIHOGLU, I
The distribution and transportation of Dissolved/Dispersed Petroleum Hydrocarbons (DDPH) were investigated in the Northern Levantine together with the physical dynamics of the region. It was clearly observed that the characteristic meso‐scale eddies formed in the area strongly affect the distribution of this pollutant. A recent example of cruises which was performed in March 1989, covered relatively large scale are in the Eastern Mediterranean and the chemistry studies coupled with the physical data for this time period. In the present study additionally the Chlorophyll‐a was in situ measured spectrofiuorometrically and this data correlated with the DDPH data in order to search the origin of hydrocarbons examined: biogenic or nonbiogenic.