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

@article{Vane2011ChemicalSO,
  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},
  year={2011},
  volume={369},
  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
The sediment concentrations of total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPHs), polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), Pb and 207/206Pb isotope ratios were measured in seven cores from the middle Clyde estuary (Scotland, UK) with an aim of tracking the late Anthropocene. Concentrations of TPHs ranged from 34 to 4386 mg kg−1, total PAHs from 19 to 16 163 μg kg−1 and total PCBs between less than 4.3 to 1217 μg kg−1. Inventories, distributions and isomeric ratios of the organic… Expand
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