Night lab- intense seawater monitoring and data collection

On Thursday 6th of July, MedClimaLizer team did the intense monitoring of physical chemical parameters – from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. – at the ‘mimics’ site in Santa Teresa Bay (La Spezia, I)(Figure 1 and 2).

Figure 1. First sampling at 6.00 a.m. in Santa Teresa Bay.

Every 6 hours, the team collected temperature, salinity, oxygen, pH, T.A. and samples for carbonate chemistry measurements, with the aim to record daily variability of chemical-physical parameters.

Figure 2. Seawater monitoring and sample analyses during the Night-Lab.

Air temperature conditions in June, monitored via ENEA meteorological station, were approximately 5°C higher than the mean temperature recorded for the same month in the past few years. EXO2 probe revealed high seawater temperature at 4 m depth (Figure 3).

Figure 3. Seawater temperatures (°C) from 22nd June to 14th July 2017 collected with ExO2 probe.

The next night-lab will be do in one month time, at the beginning of August.