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Flood Hydrology and Methylmercury Availability in Coastal Plain Rivers

Overview of attention for article published in Environmental Science & Technology, December 2010
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Title
Flood Hydrology and Methylmercury Availability in Coastal Plain Rivers
Published in
Environmental Science & Technology, December 2010
DOI 10.1021/es102917j
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Authors

Paul M. Bradley, Celeste A. Journey, Francis H. Chapelle, Mark A. Lowery, Paul A. Conrads

Abstract

Mercury (Hg) burdens in top-predator fish differ substantially between adjacent South Carolina Coastal Plain river basins with similar wetlands coverage. In the Congaree River, floodwaters frequently originate in the Blue Ridge and Piedmont regions, where wetlands coverage and surface water dissolved methylmercury (MeHg) concentrations are low. Piedmont-driven flood events can lead to downward hydraulic gradients in the Coastal Plain riparian wetland margins, inhibiting MeHg transport from wetland sediments, and decreasing MeHg availability in the Congaree River habitat. In the adjacent Edisto River basin, floodwaters originate only within Coastal Plain sediments, maintaining upward hydraulic gradients even during flood events, promoting MeHg transport to the water column, and enhancing MeHg availability in the Edisto River habitat. These results indicate that flood hydrodynamics contribute to the variability in Hg vulnerability between Coastal Plain rivers and that comprehensive regional assessment of the relationship between flood hydrodynamics and Hg risk in Coastal Plain streams is warranted.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 3%
Netherlands 1 3%
Unknown 29 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 10 32%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 23%
Student > Master 3 10%
Professor 2 6%
Other 2 6%
Other 7 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 10 32%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 19%
Chemistry 3 10%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 3 10%
Engineering 3 10%
Other 6 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 11 December 2018.
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#7,288,751
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#9,755
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#100,338
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Outputs of similar age from Environmental Science & Technology
#137
of 235 outputs
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