Enrichment of organic pollutants in the sea surface microlayer (SML) at Terra Nova Bay, Antarctica: influence of SML on superficial snow composition.

@article{Cincinelli2005EnrichmentOO,
  title={Enrichment of organic pollutants in the sea surface microlayer (SML) at Terra Nova Bay, Antarctica: influence of SML on superficial snow composition.},
  author={Alessandra Cincinelli and Angela Maria Stortini and Leonardo Checchini and Tania Martellini and Massimo Del Bubba and Luciano Lepri},
  journal={Journal of environmental monitoring : JEM},
  year={2005},
  volume={7 12},
  pages={1305-12}
}
Concentrations of dissolved and particle-associated n-alkanes, phthalates and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) were measured in sea surface microlayer (SML) and sub-surface water (SSL) samples collected in the coastal area of Terra Nova Bay, Antarctica, during the Austral spring 1998/1999. SML concentrations of the selected organic compounds were higher than SSL values and the enrichment factors were greater in the particulate phase than in the dissolved phase. During the same campaign… CONTINUE READING