Heavy metal distribution and enrichment in sediments of Mejillones Bay (23° S), Chile: a spatial and temporal approach.

  • Jorge Valdés
  • Published 2012 in Environmental monitoring and assessment

Abstract

Concentrations of Ni, Cd, Pb, Cu, and Zn were measured in the surface sediments of Mejillones Bay at 32 sites ranging in depth from 10 to 95 m. A similarity dendrogram analysis separated the study area into two large sedimentary facies: a coastal zone with low metal concentrations and a deep zone with high metal concentrations. The abundances of Zn, Ni, and… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10661-011-2339-5

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@article{Valds2012HeavyMD, title={Heavy metal distribution and enrichment in sediments of Mejillones Bay (23° S), Chile: a spatial and temporal approach.}, author={Jorge Vald{\'e}s}, journal={Environmental monitoring and assessment}, year={2012}, volume={184 9}, pages={5283-94} }