Black Sea - Bulgaria

Submitted by Bulgaria on Tue, 12/25/2012 - 19:04
Black Sea - Bulgaria
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Site Description
Black Sea site includes three areas: cape Kaliakra, cape Galata and Varna Bay, and Koketrays Sand bank (only for macrozoobenthos). They were chosen on the base of historical data availability and eutrophication/pollution impact. Kaliakra marine area is influenced by eutrophication due to mainly the Danube river inflow. The local anthropogenic impact in the region is insignificant. It is a nature reserve. Cape Galata and Varna Bay sites are under the indirect impact of Varna Bay current and the system Beloslav lake-Varna lake - a cascade introducing nutrients and pollutants of industrial (chemical industry), agricultural, sewage origin and nearby ports. Koketrays Sand bank is an unique benthic habitat.
The coordinates of the selected areas are as follow:
c. Kaliakra: 28.416667 43.366667
c. Galata: 27.933889 43.186111
Varna Bay: 28.166667 43.166667
Koketrays bank: 27.888889 42.635556
There is EURO-CORDEX climate scenario data available for this site:
Projected Near Surface Specific Humidity ChangeRCP26RCP45RCP85
Projected Precipitation ChangeRCP26RCP45RCP85
Projected Sea Level Pressure ChangeRCP26RCP45RCP85
Projected Surface Downwelling Shortwave RadiationRCP26RCP45RCP85
Projected Near-Surface Wind SpeedRCP26RCP45RCP85
Projected Near-Surface Air TemperatureRCP26RCP45RCP85
Projected Daily Maximum Near-Surface Air TemperatureRCP26RCP45RCP85
Projected Daily Minimum Near-Surface Air TemperatureRCP26RCP45RCP85

You can also download the entire climate scenario dataset for this site from the EUDAT B2SHARE data store.