To evaluate the degree of anthropogenic mercury pollution, Hg contents have been measured for box-core sediments sampled along three nearshore–offshore transects in the Strait of Sicily and well constrained for their mineralogy, bulk geochemistry and TOC%. Hg values are generally low (from 15 to 70 lg kg 1); however, depth profiles clearly display upcore rising concentrations (up to 202 lg kg 1 near the SE Sicily coast) that are attributed to anthropogenic load. Based on 210Pb chronology, these trends are more dramatic across the last 20–30 years. Geogenic influence is thought to explain some anomalies related to volcanic emission and geothermal activity. Combined effects due to eastward flowing of the Modified Atlantic Water (MAW) and sea bottom morphology drove major anthropogenic accumulation.
|Data di pubblicazione:||2006|
|Titolo:||Mercury levels in sediments of central Mediterranean Sea: A 150+ year record from box-cores recovered in the Strait of Sicily|
|Autori:||DI LEONARDO, R; TRANCHIDA, G; BELLANCA, A; NERI, R; ANGELONE, M; MAZZOLA, S|
|Tipologia:||Articolo su rivista|
|Citazione:||DI LEONARDO, R., TRANCHIDA, G., BELLANCA, A., NERI, R., ANGELONE, M., & MAZZOLA, S. (2006). Mercury levels in sediments of central Mediterranean Sea: A 150+ year record from box-cores recovered in the Strait of Sicily. CHEMOSPHERE, 65, 2366-2376.|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.chemosphere.2006.04.076|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|