Exploitable results – Assessment of effects of extreme dense water formation events on the export of chemical elements from the coastal zone to the deep environments
Result descriptionThe relevance of perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) fluxes to the deep sea and the role of deep continental margins and basins as their ultimate sink is assessed.The presence of PFASs in particles sinking to the deep northwestern Mediterranean Sea confirms the role of the latter as ballast for the transfer of pollutants to the deep sea.
Result type* Scientific Publication
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ReferencesSanchez-Vidal et al. 2015. Delivery of unprecedented amounts of perfluoroalkyl substances towards the deep-sea. Science of The Total Environment Volume 526, 1 September 2015, Pages 41–48 . Link: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048969715300140 Durrieu de Madron et al. 2013. Interaction of dense shelf water cascading and open-sea convection in the northwestern Mediterranean during winter 2012. Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 40: 1379–1385, doi:10.1002/grl.50331. Link: http://www.perseus-net.eu/assets/media/PDF/703.pdf
Keywordsdensity, water, chemistry, hydrology, Western Mediterranean Deep Water
Record Number: 181953 / Last updated on: 2016-04-29
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