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Increased atmospheric deposition of mercury in reference lakes near major urban areas

Overview of attention for article published in Environmental Pollution, March 2012
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Title
Increased atmospheric deposition of mercury in reference lakes near major urban areas
Published in
Environmental Pollution, March 2012
DOI 10.1016/j.envpol.2011.11.003
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Peter C. Van Metre

Abstract

Atmospheric deposition of Hg is the predominant pathway for Hg to reach sensitive ecosystems, but the importance of emissions on near-field deposition remains unclear. To better understand spatial variability in Hg deposition, mercury concentrations were analyzed in sediment cores from 12 lakes with undeveloped watersheds near to (<50 km) and remote from (>150 km) several major urban areas in the United States. Background and focusing corrected Hg fluxes and flux ratios (modern to background) in the near-urban lakes (68 ± 6.9 μg m(-2) yr(-1) and 9.8 ± 4.8, respectively) greatly exceed those in the remote lakes (14 ± 9.3 μg m(-2) yr(-1) and 3.5 ± 1.0) and the fluxes are strongly related to distance from the nearest major urban area (r(2) = 0.87) and to population and Hg emissions within 50-100 km of the lakes. Comparison to monitored wet deposition suggests that dry deposition is a major contributor of Hg to lakes near major urban areas.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
China 1 4%
United States 1 4%
Unknown 25 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 8 30%
Student > Master 7 26%
Professor 2 7%
Unspecified 2 7%
Student > Bachelor 2 7%
Other 6 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Earth and Planetary Sciences 7 26%
Unspecified 5 19%
Environmental Science 5 19%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 15%
Engineering 2 7%
Other 4 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. 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 22 December 2011.
All research outputs
#2,645,413
of 12,269,726 outputs
Outputs from Environmental Pollution
#700
of 3,914 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#44,414
of 239,379 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Environmental Pollution
#2
of 18 outputs
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