700 years reconstruction of mercury and lead atmospheric deposition in the Pyrenees (NE Spain)

@inproceedings{Corella2017700YR,
  title={700 years reconstruction of mercury and lead atmospheric deposition in the Pyrenees (NE Spain)},
  author={Juan Pablo Corella and Blas L. Valero-Garc{\'e}s and Feiyue Wang and Ant{\'o}nio Mart{\'i}nez-Cortizas and Carlos A. Cuevas and Alfonso Saiz-Lopez},
  year={2017}
}
Abstract Geochemical analyses in varved lake sediment cores (Lake Montcortes, Pre-Pyrenees) allowed reconstruction of mercury (Hg) and lead (Pb) atmospheric deposition over the past seven centuries in the Pyrenees (NE Spain). Accumulation Rates (AR) from the Middle Ages to the Industrial Period ranged from 2500 to 26130 μg m 2 .y −1 and 15–152 μg m 2 .y −1 for Pb and Hg respectively. Significant metal pollution started ca CE 1550 during a period of increased exploitation of ore resources in… CONTINUE READING