Geochemical behavior of trace elements in Lake Biwa

  title={Geochemical behavior of trace elements in Lake Biwa},
  author={Masahito Sugiyama and Toshitaka Hori and Sorin Kihara and Masakazu Matsui},
A monthly survey of dissolved concentrations of various trace elements was performed in Lake Biwa. Particulate concentrations of the elements were also measured in early autumn and winter. Based on these results, the geochemical behaviors of trace elements are discussed. The redox-sensitive elements Mn and Fe showed characteristic vertical distribution profiles. Profiles of Mn changed drastically with the progression of the stagnation period. The dynamics of Ba were affected by the redox cycle… CONTINUE READING


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