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Tipo: Articolo in rivista

Titolo: Mercury in the Mediterranean, part I: Spatial and temporal trends

Anno di pubblicazione: 2014

Autori: Kotnik J.; Sprovieri F.; Ogrinc N.; Horvat M.; Pirrone N.

Affiliazioni autori: Department of Environmental Sciences, Jo?ef Stefan Institute (JSI), Jamova 39, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia; Institute of Atmospheric Pollution Research (CNR-IIA), Rende, Italy

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Lingua: inglese

Abstract: The present paper provides an overview of mercury studies performed in the Mediterranean Sea region in the framework of several research projects funded by the European Commission and on-going national programmes carried out during the last 15 years. These studies investigated the temporal and spatial distribution of mercury species in air, in the water column and sediments, and the transport mechanisms connecting them. It was found that atmospheric concentrations of Hg compounds, particularly oxidised Hg species observed at five coastal sites in the Mediterranean Sea Basin, are significantly higher compared with those recorded at five coastal sites distributed across N Europe, most probably due to natural emissions. Hg levels in water are comparable to other oceans. Anthropogenic and natural point sources show locally limited enrichments, while natural diffusive sources influence Hg speciation over larger areas. Results and statistic comparison of mercury species concentrations within Mediterranean compartments will be presented and discussed. 2013 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

Lingua abstract: inglese

Pagine da: 4063

Pagine a: 4080


Environmental science and pollution research international Springer
Paese di pubblicazione: Germania
Lingua: inglese
ISSN: 0944-1344

Numero volume: 21

Numero fascicolo: 6

DOI: 10.1007/s11356-013-2378-2

Indicizzato da: Scopus [2-s2.0-84895883709]

Parole chiave:

  • Air
  • Exchange
  • Mercury
  • Sediment
  • Speciation
  • The Mediterranean Basin
  • Water

URL: http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84895883709&partnerID=q2rCbXpz

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