hrvatski jezikClear Cookie - decide language by browser settings

Evidencing the natural and anthropogenic processes controlling trace metals dynamic in a highly stratified estuary: The Krka River estuary (Adriatic, Croatia)

Cindrić, Ana-Marija; Garnier, Cédric; Oursel, Benjamin; Pižeta, Ivanka; Omanović, Dario (2015) Evidencing the natural and anthropogenic processes controlling trace metals dynamic in a highly stratified estuary: The Krka River estuary (Adriatic, Croatia). Marine Pollution Bulletin, 94 (1/2). pp. 199-216. ISSN 0025-326X

| Request a personal copy from author
[img]
Preview
PDF - Accepted Version - article
Download (1MB) | Preview

Abstract

Distributions of trace metals (TM), organic carbon, SPM and physico-chemical parameters were studied in the highly stratified Krka River estuary in winter/summer periods. The non-conservative behaviour of Zn, Cd, Pb and Cu in the brackish layer (plume), easily spotted due to very low inputs by the river, was mainly caused by their inputs from the pleasure boats, nautical marinas and harbour (e.g. release from antifouling paints). Contrarily, Ni and Co followed near-conservative behaviour. The extremely low SPM discharged by the river, resulted in a predominant dissolved fraction (>80%) of all TM, except Pb. Vertical scavenging, coupled with the long residence time, caused accumulation and progressive upstream increase of TM and SPM in the bottom seawater. Decrease of distribution coefficient (KD) in the brackish layer for winter period was ascribed to the change of SPM nature (terrestrial vs. biogenic), whereas a variable and increased biogenic component of SPM caused scattered KDs in summer.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: stratified estuary, trace metals, organic carbon, distribution coefficient, estuarine mixing, Krka River estuary
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Chemistry
Divisions: Division for Marine and Enviromental Research
Depositing User: Dario Omanović
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2016 16:19
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2016 16:19
URI: http://fulir.irb.hr/id/eprint/3139
DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2015.02.029

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year