Trace element distributions in the water column near the Deepwater Horizon well blowout.

@article{Joung2013TraceED,
  title={Trace element distributions in the water column near the Deepwater Horizon well blowout.},
  author={D J Joung and A M Shiller},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  year={2013},
  volume={47 5},
  pages={2161-8}
}
To understand the impact of the Deepwater Horizon well blowout on dissolved trace element concentrations, samples were collected from areas around the oil rig explosion site during four cruises in early and late May 2010, October 2010, and October 2011. In surface waters, Ba, Fe, Cu, Ni, Mn, and Co were relatively well correlated with salinity during all cruises, suggesting mixing with river water was the main influence on metal distributions in these waters. However, in deep oil/gas plumes… CONTINUE READING

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