Environmental change and atmospheric contamination on Svalbard : sediment chronology

  title={Environmental change and atmospheric contamination on Svalbard : sediment chronology},
  author={Vivienne J. Jones and Neil L Rose},
Sediment cores collected from eight lakes along the western coast of Svalbard as part of a project investigating atmospheric pollution and environmental change in Arctic regions were dated radiometrically using natural (Pb) and artificial (Cs and Am) fallout radionuclides. At four sites the sedimentation rates were relatively uniform, and in consequence the Pb dates were relatively unambiguous. At the remaining sites there were irregularities in the Pb activity versus depth profiles, indicating… CONTINUE READING


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