Mercury in European agricultural and grazing land soils

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dc.contributor.author Ottesen, Rolf Tore
dc.contributor.author Birke, Manfred
dc.contributor.author Finne, Tor Erik
dc.contributor.author Gosar, Mateja
dc.contributor.author Locutura Rupérez, Juan
dc.contributor.author Reimann, Clemens
dc.contributor.author Tarvainen, Timo
dc.contributor.author GEMAS Project Team, /
dc.date.accessioned 2020-12-18T05:16:19Z
dc.date.available 2020-12-18T05:16:19Z
dc.date.issued 2013-01-04
dc.identifier.citation Applied Geochemistry, vol.33, 1-12 es_ES
dc.identifier.issn 1872-9134
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12468/733
dc.description.abstract Agricultural (Ap, Ap-horizon, 0–20 cm) and grazing land soil samples (Gr, 0–10 cm) were collected from a large part of Europe (33 countries, 5.6 million km2) at an average density of 1 sample site/2500 km2. The resulting more than 2 × 2000 soil samples were air dried, sieved to <2 mm and analysed for their Hg concentrations following an aqua regia extraction. Median concentrations for Hg are 0.030 mg/kg (range: <0.003–1.56 mg/kg) for the Ap samples and 0.035 mg/kg (range: <0.003–3.12 mg/kg) for the Gr samples. Only 5 Ap and 10 Gr samples returned Hg concentrations above 1 mg/kg. In the geochemical maps the continental-scale distribution of the element is clearly dominated by geology. Climate exerts an important influence. Mercury accumulates in those areas of northern Europe where a wet and cold climate favours the build-up of soil organic material. Typical anthropogenic sources like coal-fired power plants, waste incinerators, chlor-alkali plants, metal smelters and urban agglomerations are hardly visible at continental scales but can have a major impact at the local-scale es_ES
dc.description.sponsorship Geological Survey of Norway, Noruega es_ES
dc.description.sponsorship Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources, Alemania es_ES
dc.description.sponsorship Geological Survey of Slovenia, Eslovenia es_ES
dc.description.sponsorship Instituto Geológico y Minero de España, España es_ES
dc.description.sponsorship Geological Survey of Finland, Finlandia es_ES
dc.language.iso en es_ES
dc.publisher Elsevier, International Association of GeoChemistry es_ES
dc.rights Otro es_ES
dc.subject mercurio es_ES
dc.subject agricultura es_ES
dc.subject suelo es_ES
dc.subject Europa es_ES
dc.subject geoquímica es_ES
dc.subject geología es_ES
dc.subject clima es_ES
dc.title Mercury in European agricultural and grazing land soils es_ES
dc.type Postprint es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion https://reader.elsevier.com/reader/sd/pii/S0883292712003514?token=5ED1A65089A28DC0139603D1E144E6687C34617D12165CFA7A4D7E1D598CEFED03F2FE5FE0D640313C6A5904B1B7AC74 es_ES
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeochem.2012.12.013 es_ES


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