Publication
Title
Present century record of mercury species pollution in high altitude alpine snow and ice
Author
Abstract
Mercury speciation analysis has been performed in an ice/snow core drilled at an altitude of 4250 m in the Col du D (o) over cap me glacier on the Mont Blanc, France. The study provides the first time series for mercury speciation analysis in the Alpine snow/ice for the last century. Measured concentrations range from 0.25 to 3.96 pg g(-1) for MeHg+ and 0.20 to 1.80 pg g(-1) for Hg2+. Since the beginning of 20(th) century, a clear increase in total mercury concentration is observed with a maximum for 1965 with an approximately 5-fold increase compared to 1885. A drop in both methylmercury and total mercury concentrations was observed after 1965 and might be linked with the reduction in the mercury emissions from anthropogenic activities.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal de physique: 4. - Les Ulis, 1991 - 2006
Publication
Les Ulis : 2003
ISSN
1155-4339
Volume/pages
107:1(2003), p. 683-686
ISI
000183782300168
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UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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