Sedimentation rates and pollution history of the eastern Mediterranean Sea: Syrian coast.

@article{Othman2000SedimentationRA,
  title={Sedimentation rates and pollution history of the eastern Mediterranean Sea: Syrian coast.},
  author={Ibrahim Othman and Mohammad Said Al-Masri and A H Al-Rayyes},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  year={2000},
  volume={248 1},
  pages={27-35}
}
Sedimentation rates along the Syrian coast were determined by the 210Pb dating method to a total of nine cores taken in 1993; rates were found to vary between 0.11 and 0.87 cm year(-1). These rates were used to provide historical records of the total organic content, major elements such as Al, Ca, Fe, K, Mg, Mn, Na, Ba and Br and some trace metals (As, Cr, Pb, Zn and Cu) concentrations along the Syrian coast. High total organic content up to 52% was found near Banias City; the Banise oil… CONTINUE READING