Chemical signatures of the Anthropocene in the Clyde estuary, UK: sediment-hosted Pb, 207/206Pb, total petroleum hydrocarbon, polyaromatic hydrocarbon and polychlorinated biphenyl pollution records

  title={Chemical signatures of the Anthropocene in the Clyde estuary, UK: sediment-hosted Pb, 207/206Pb, total petroleum hydrocarbon, polyaromatic hydrocarbon and polychlorinated biphenyl pollution records},
  author={Christopher H. Vane and Simon R. N. Chenery and Ian Harrison and Alexander W. Kim and Vicky Moss-Hayes and D. G. Jones},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences},
  pages={1085 - 1111}
  • C. Vane, S. Chenery, +3 authors D. G. Jones
  • Published 13 March 2011
  • Environmental Science, Medicine, Biology
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
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