Coastal Monitoring in the Context of Climate Change: Time-Series Efforts in Lebanon and Argentina

Abed Hassoun, National Council for Scientific Research, National Center for Marine Sciences, Jounieh, Lebanon, Rodrigo-Hernández Moresino, Elena Barbieri, Juan Cruz Carbajal, Augusto Crespi-Abril, Antonela De Cian, Lucía Epherra, Milad Fakhri, Abeer Ghanem, Houssein Jaber, Marie-Thérèse Kassab (+6 others)
2021 Oceanography  
Time-series stations in the Mediterranean Sea are still scarce and not equally distributed within its sub-basins, a significant obstacle in characterizing physical, chemical, and biological trends with good temporal and geographic coverage in a sea undergoing multiple changes due to climate change. We discuss two time-series stations located offshore Lebanon in the southeast Mediterranean Sea, an understudied area (Figure 1 ). Since 1999, stations B1 and B2, 5 km off the coast, have been
more » ... monthly in the upper 80 m for temperature, salinity, nitrates, nitrites, phosphates, plankton, and chlorophyll-a. Chemical variables added in 2012 include total alkalinity, total dissolved inorganic carbon, pH, dissolved oxygen, and silicates. In addition, since 2012, research vessel CANA has sampled station A3, located 10 km off the coast, seasonally for the
doi:10.5670/oceanog.2021.supplement.02-05 fatcat:2bpeg4vs3fffpimx7qtceflbrq