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Historical chronologies of sedimentation and heavy-metal contamination in Strangford Lough, Northern Ireland

Service, M.; Strong, J. A.. 2008 Historical chronologies of sedimentation and heavy-metal contamination in Strangford Lough, Northern Ireland. Biology & Environment: Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 108 (2). 109-126. https://doi.org/10.3318/BIOE.2008.108.2.109

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Abstract/Summary

Sediment coring for Subsequent elemental analysis and radionuclide dating is all effective way to reconstruct sedimentation and contamination chronologies in sheltered marine environments. Of four sediment cores collected in Strangford Lough, three showed clear spikes in the mass accumulation of sediment in the late 1970s and early 1980s. These brief periods of heavy sedimentation also coincided with periods Of Conspicuous Change ill particle-size parameters ill two cores. Monthly meteorological data for Northern Ireland suggest that wind speeds and rainfall were also above average for this period. However, the majority of the annualised meteorological data failed to correlate with the particle-size parameters or the sedimentation rate. Heavy-metal analysis indicated that most metals are near a predicted background concentration, although Cd appears to be particularly enriched, and Cd concentrations continue to increase in the most recent deposits. This study furthers Our understanding of historical rates of sedimentation in Strangford Lough. The influence of anthropogenic activities oil sedimentation dynamics is also discussed.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): https://doi.org/10.3318/BIOE.2008.108.2.109
ISSN: 0791-7945
Date made live: 16 Nov 2018 09:39 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/521586

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