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The distribution of dissolved Cu, Zn, Ni, Co and Cr in English coastal surface waters

The distribution of dissolved Cu, Zn, Ni, Co and Cr in English coastal surface waters
The distribution of dissolved Cu, Zn, Ni, Co and Cr in English coastal surface waters
The distribution of trace metals was determined in coastal waters around England during cruises in December 1993 (CH108), October 1994 (CH115), January 1995 (CH117) and April 1995 (CH118). Cu and Ni distributions were pronouncedly influenced by mixing of river waters with seawater during CH108 coinciding with seasonally enhanced freshwater inputs, but less so during the subsequent cruises. These seasonal variations indicate the importance of processes other than conservative mixing on the distributions of Cu and Ni: benthic and atmospheric inputs, removal by biological uptake and particle scavenging. This paper is one of the first to report on coastal dissolved Cr distributions. Non-conservative behaviour was observed for Cr (CH108), with generally low concentrations which were attributed to particle scavenging. Dissolved Zn exhibited a non-conservative behaviour during the spring and late summer cruises, suggesting that processes other than mixing between water masses was influencing its behaviour. Co showed non-conservative behaviour during the late summer cruise (CH115), which was attributed to the influence of benthic inputs and particle scavenging on its distribution.
0278-4343
537-558
Achterberg, Eric P.
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Colombo, Carlo
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van den Berg, Constant M.G.
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Achterberg, Eric P.
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Colombo, Carlo
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van den Berg, Constant M.G.
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Achterberg, Eric P., Colombo, Carlo and van den Berg, Constant M.G. (1999) The distribution of dissolved Cu, Zn, Ni, Co and Cr in English coastal surface waters. Continental Shelf Research, 19 (4), 537-558. (doi:10.1016/S0278-4343(98)00093-4).

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Abstract

The distribution of trace metals was determined in coastal waters around England during cruises in December 1993 (CH108), October 1994 (CH115), January 1995 (CH117) and April 1995 (CH118). Cu and Ni distributions were pronouncedly influenced by mixing of river waters with seawater during CH108 coinciding with seasonally enhanced freshwater inputs, but less so during the subsequent cruises. These seasonal variations indicate the importance of processes other than conservative mixing on the distributions of Cu and Ni: benthic and atmospheric inputs, removal by biological uptake and particle scavenging. This paper is one of the first to report on coastal dissolved Cr distributions. Non-conservative behaviour was observed for Cr (CH108), with generally low concentrations which were attributed to particle scavenging. Dissolved Zn exhibited a non-conservative behaviour during the spring and late summer cruises, suggesting that processes other than mixing between water masses was influencing its behaviour. Co showed non-conservative behaviour during the late summer cruise (CH115), which was attributed to the influence of benthic inputs and particle scavenging on its distribution.

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Published date: March 1999
Organisations: Ocean and Earth Science

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Local EPrints ID: 375531
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/375531
ISSN: 0278-4343
PURE UUID: c0344cf8-3c53-430e-bb6a-5059f320ad09

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Date deposited: 27 Mar 2015 10:25
Last modified: 15 Jul 2019 21:25

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