Skip to main content

Influence of the water mass circulation on spatial and temporal distribution of ecotoxicants in Malo jezero and Veliko jezero lakes of Mljet National Park

Principal investigator

Category
Društvena zajednica
Start date
Sep 15th 2011
End date
Sep 15th 2012
Status
Done

Laboratory for physical chemistry of traces

Influence of the water mass circulation on spatial and temporal distribution of ecotoxicants in Malo jezero and Veliko jezero lakes of Mljet National Park

Marine lakes in Mljet NP

A
A
A

            The distribution pattern of ecotoxic trace metals Cd, Co, Cu, Hg, Ni, Pb and Zn in marine lakes (Malo jezero and Veliko jezero), which could be harmful for the water ecosystem biodiversity of the Mljet National Park, will be established. By measuring trace metal concentrations in water column of the marine lakes (Cd, Co, Cu, Ni, Pb and Zn - voltammetry; Hg - atomic absorption spectrometry) the scale of anthropogenic influence should be obtained. Water mass circulation and currents influence trace metals distribution. Therefore, device for current measurement will be deployed in order to get insight of water movement. It will be combined with numerical models to forecast the transport of pollutants from natural and anthropogenic sources. Data loggers for temperature and salinity measurements will be deployed in the deepest part of Malo jezero where probably subaquatic spring is present, to record possible fresh or marine water incursion.

This site uses cookies.

Some of these cookies are essential, while others help us improve your experience by providing insights into how the site is being used.

For more detailed information on the cookies we use, please check our Privacy Policy.

  • Necessary cookies enable core functionality. The website cannot function properly without these cookies, and can only be disabled by changing your browser preferences.