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An investigation of trace metal distributions in the Western Mediterranean Sea was carried out during the RRS discovery cruise in which a transect from the strait of Gibraltar to the Strait of Sicily was conducted. Organically complexes dissolved trace metals and their total concentrations were measured to investigate the end-members and to predict the environmental capacity of the Mediterranean for potential toxic metals. The distribution of trace metals can be accounted for by mixing of several end-members and by some atmospheric inputs to the surface water.

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Bibliographic Reference: Article: Marine Chemistry, 66 (1999), 129-148
Record Number: 199911540 / Last updated on: 1999-11-06
Original language: en
Available languages: en