Atmospheric input of dissolved and particulate metals to the northwestern Mediterranean
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.
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
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