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Title: Vanadium and other elements in Greenland ice cores
Authors: National Science Foundation (U.S.). Division of Polar Programs.
United States. Naval Undersea Center.
State University of New York at Buffalo. Dept. of Geological Sciences.
San Diego State University.
Herron, M. M.
Langway, Chester C., 1929-
Weiss, H. V.
Hurley, J. P.
Kerr, R. J.
Cragin, James H.
Keywords: Annual accumulations
Chemical analysis
Ice cores
Seasonal variations
Issue Date: Jul-1976
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: CRREL report ; 76-24.
Description: CRREL Report
Abstract: Chemical analysis of surface snows and deeper ice core samples from Milcent, Greenland, indicates a marine origin for Na and Cl and a terrestrial origin for Al, Mn and V. Pre-1900 enrichment factors, based on average crustal composition, are high for Zn and Hg and appear to be related to their volatility. A comparison of pre-1900 and 1971-1973 concentrations of V and Hg shows no decided increase from industrial production; however, the abundance of Zn (relative to Al) increased three-fold during this time period. The chemical composition of ancient ice is extemely useful in interpreting modern aerosols.
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