Moscow University Geology Bulletin

, Volume 74, Issue 2, pp 131–142 | Cite as

The Behavior of Trace Elements in Interstitial Water and Bottom Sediments of the Black Sea

  • Yu. N. GurskiyEmail author


The results of long-term studies of geochemistry of trace elements in the interstitial waters and the sediments of the Black Sea are generalized. The works were carried out in the different areas, but the deepwater basin and facies profiles of the Yalta and Sochi polygons and the profile directed from the Kerch Strait southeast are described in more detail. The behavior of biogenic elements (N, P, and Si), B, J, Br, and 18 metals was examined according to the ISP and ISP-MS data. The average concentrations of the elements for three stratigraphic horizons were calculated. Factor analysis was used to process the results.


Black sea bottom sediment interstitial water trace elements diagenesis chemical composition factor analysis 



The author is grateful to senior engineer of the laboratory of biohydrochemistry of the Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, RAS, V.V. Sinitsyna for technical assistance.


This work was supported by the Russian Science Foundation, project no. 14-27-00114-P. Manager: Academician of RAS A.P. Lisitsyn.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Geology, Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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