Levels of heavy metals in the tidal Elbe and its estuary and the heavy metal input into the sea.

@article{Mart1985LevelsOH,
  title={Levels of heavy metals in the tidal Elbe and its estuary and the heavy metal input into the sea.},
  author={L Mart and H. W. N{\"u}rnberg and H. R{\"u}tzel},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  year={1985},
  volume={44 1},
  pages={35-49}
}
Surface water samples were collected during missions in 1977, 1978, 1980 and 1983 at different sampling stations along the tidal Elbe, from river km 632 downstream from Hamburg to the outer end of the estuary. Special care was taken to minimize contamination during sampling, handling and analysis. Within the tidal Elbe five distinct zones of substantial anthropogenic heavy metal pollution inputs can be detected. An attempt is made to define anthropogenic background levels, which are extremely… CONTINUE READING