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Country-specific correlations across Europe between modelled atmospheric cadmium and lead deposition and concentrations in mosses

Harmens, H.; Ilyin, I.; Mills, G.; Aboal, J.R.; Alber, R.; Blum, O.; Coşkun, M.; De Temmerman, L.; Fernández, J.A.; Figueira, R.; Frontasyeva, M.; Godzik, B.; Goltsova, N.; Jeran, Z.; Korzekwa, S.; Kubin, E.; Kvietkus, K.; Leblond, S.; Liiv, S.; Magnússon, S.H.; Maňkovská, B.; Nikodemus, O.; Pesch, R.; Poikolainen, J.; Radnović, D.; Rühling, A.; Santamaria, J.M.; Schröder, W.; Spiric, Z.; Stafilov, T.; Steinnes, E.; Suchara, I.; Tabors, G.; Thöni, L.; Turcsányi, G.; Yurukova, L.; Zechmeister, H.G.. 2012 Country-specific correlations across Europe between modelled atmospheric cadmium and lead deposition and concentrations in mosses. Environmental Pollution, 166. 1-9. 10.1016/j.envpol.2012.02.013

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Previous analyses at the European scale have shown that cadmium and lead concentrations in mosses are primarily determined by the total deposition of these metals. Further analyses in the current study show that Spearman rank correlations between the concentration in mosses and the deposition modelled by the European Monitoring and Evaluation Programme (EMEP) are country and metal-specific. Significant positive correlations were found for about two thirds or more of the participating countries in 1990, 1995, 2000 and 2005 (except for Cd in 1990). Correlations were often not significant and sometimes negative in countries where mosses were only sampled in a relatively small number of EMEP grids. Correlations frequently improved when only data for EMEP grids with at least three moss sampling sites per grid were included. It was concluded that spatial patterns and temporal trends agree reasonably well between lead and cadmium concentrations in mosses and modelled atmospheric deposition.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1016/j.envpol.2012.02.013
Programmes: CEH Topics & Objectives 2009 onwards > Biogeochemistry > BGC Topic 3 - Managing Threats to Environment and Health > BGC - 3.4 - Produce models, maps, databases and inventories to assess compliance ...
CEH Topics & Objectives 2009 onwards > Biogeochemistry > BGC Topic 3 - Managing Threats to Environment and Health > BGC - 3.3 - Deliver effective advice, models and applied science ...
CEH Sections: Emmett
ISSN: 0269-7491
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: The attached document is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Environmental Pollution. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Environmental Pollution, 166. 1-9. 10.1016/j.envpol.2012.02.013 www.elsevier.com/
Additional Keywords: biomonitoring, EMEP, heavy metals, metal deposition, bryophytes
NORA Subject Terms: Ecology and Environment
Atmospheric Sciences
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Date made live: 05 Apr 2012 09:58
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/17612

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