Trace Metals in the Arctic Ocean
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.
KeywordsTrace Metal Arctic Ocean Trace Metal Concentration Planetary Science Letter Arctic Basin
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