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Concentrations of trace elements (Al, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, Mn, Ni, Pb and Zn) were determined for aerosols, dry deposition, precipitation and total deposition samples collected from five stations on islands and in the coastal zone of the northwestern Mediterranean. This study confirms that Mediterranean aerosols have a European background upon which Saharan inputs are superimposed. This study shows that more than 50% of the dissolved metal input to the northwestern Mediterranean originates from the atmosphere.

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Authors: GUIEU C ET AL, École Normale Supérieure, Institut de Biogéochimie Marine, URA CNRS, Montrouge (FR);CHESTER R ET AL, University of Liverpool, Department of Earth Sciences, Oceanography Laboratories (GB);NIMMO M, Lancashire Polytechnic, Department of Chemistry, Preston (GB);GUERZONI S, Instituto de Geologia Marina (CNR), Bologna (IT);NICOLAS E, Université Paris, LPCM, Villefranche-sur-mes (FR);MATEU J, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Department de Quimica, Palma de Mollorca (ES);MARTIN J M, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Deep-Sea Research II, Vol. 44 (1997) No. 3-4, pp. 655-674
Record Number: 199711612 / Last updated on: 1997-12-09
Original language: en
Available languages: en