Biogeochemical data at a Mediterranean mussel farm, Northern Adriatic Sea
|Author(s)||Brigolin Daniele1, Rabouille Christophe2, Bombled Bruno2, Colla Silvia1, Vizzini Salvatrice3, Pastres Roberto1, Pranovi Fabio1|
|Affiliation(s)||1 : Department of Environmental Sciences, Informatics and Statistics, Università Ca’ Foscari, Venice, 30172, Italy
2 : Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l’Environnement, UMR CEA-CNRS-UVSQ et IPSL, Gif-sur-Yvette, 91198, France
3 : Department of Earth and Marine Sciences, Università degli studi di Palermo, Palermo, 90123, Italy
|Keyword(s)||sediment cores, sediment trap, Adriatic, mussel growth|
The database presents the field data used within the study carried out in the north-western Adriatic Sea (Brigolin et al., 2018, Biogeosciences https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-2017-206). A longline mussel farm was taken as a local source of perturbation to the natural Particulate Organic Carbon (POC) downward flux. This flux was first quantified by means of a pelagic model of POC deposition coupled to sediment traps data, and its effects on sediment bioirrigation capacity and OM degradation pathways were investigated constraining an early diagenesis model by using original data collected in sediment porewaters. The measurements were performed at stations located inside and outside the area affected by mussel farm deposition.