Second largest river in Europe.
The source of the Danube is in the Black Forest in Baden-Württemberg and is with 2,780 km the second largest river in Middle Europe.
The sampling area in Germany covers the German part of the Danube on a length of 580 km including its 56,000 km2 catchment area. This is the 3rd largest in Germany.
|Oberhalb Illermündung||Sampling sub-area in the upper course of the Danube situated upriver of the mouth of the river Iller. It's the only area in headwaters.|
|Unterhalb Altmühlmündung||The central section of the river Danube in Germany.|
|Unterhalb Innmündung||Last sub-area of the river Danube before leaving Germany.|
|Zebra mussel||Common mussel species as invasive animal in rivers and lakes with high information level for water pollution|
|Bream||Bioindicator in rivers and lakes|
|Suspended particulate matter||Fine insoluble mineral or organic particles in the water phase|
|Metals||Eighty percent of all elements on earth are metals|
|Nonmetals||Only eighteen elements in the periodic table|
|Organometallic compounds||Organic substances with at least one metall atom|
|Chlorohydrocarbons||Group of organic compounds with at least one covalently bonded chlorine atom|
|Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons||Group of organic compounds with at least three condensed six-membered rings|
|Triclosan||Chlorinated aromatic biocide|
|Supplementary parameters||Additional information for the interpretation of contamination data|
2002 - 2012