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Atmospheric heavy metal deposition accumulated in rural forest soils of southern Scandinavia

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Thirty-three years of measurements of atmospheric heavy metal (HM) deposition (bulk precipitation) in Denmark combined with European emission inventories form the basis for calculating a 50-year accumulated atmospheric input to a remote forest plantation on the island of Laesoe. Soil samples taken in two depths, 0-10 cm and 10-20 cm, at eight forest sites at the island were used to determine the increase in HM content in the eolian deposited top soils of the plantation. Concentrations of lead (Pb), cadmium (Cd), copper (Cu), zinc (Zn), vanadium (V), nickel (Ni) and arsenic (As) were determined in atmospheric deposition and in soils. The accumulated atmospheric deposition is of the same magnitude as the increase of these metals in the top soil.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftEnvironmental Pollution
Vol/bind155
Udgave nummer3
Sider (fra-til)537-541
Antal sider5
ISSN0269-7491
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2008

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