Trace Metals in the Arctic Ocean

  • Lars-Göran Danielsson
  • Stig Westerlund
Part of the NATO Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 9)


Results from trace metal determinations on samples from a station in the Eastern Arctic Ocean are presented. Levels observed in subsurface water are Cd, 0.14–0.20 nM, Cu, 1.9–2.3 nM, Ni, 3.5–4.1 nM and for Zn, 0.86–3.9 nM. For these elements the surface depletion-bottom enrichment is weakly developed compared to that normally found in ocean waters. For iron, low levels were found in directly extracted samples (1.2–9.9 nM) while much higher levels (6.8–<63 nM) were found after storage under acid conditions.


Trace Metal Arctic Ocean Trace Metal Concentration Planetary Science Letter Arctic Basin 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lars-Göran Danielsson
    • 1
  • Stig Westerlund
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Analytical and Marine ChemistryChalmers University of Technology and University of GothenburgGothenburgSweden

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