Trace element atmospheric deposition and trends in Venice Lagoon (Italy)
Atmospheric deposition data on trace elements from ten bulk sampler stations in the Venice Lagoon, covering a period spanning from 2007 to 2017, are presented and discussed. Results have been statistically analysed and used to estimate fall-out loads on the Lagoon. The Venice Lagoon is not only exposed to long-range transport of contaminants but it is also affected by local urban and industrial emissions. A sharp drop off of the Cd load since 2011 has been observed tied up with decreasing flux recorded at the station in the nearby glass-making district, where decreasing trends have also been detected for other elements. Decreasing long-term trends have been observed for Ni and Sb loads while Zn load has shown a small increase.
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Copyright (c) 2021 Massimo Berti, Sebastiano Bertini, Andrea Berton, Claudio Carrer
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