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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.
|Publisher:||Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)|
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
|Series/Report no.:||CRREL report ; 76-24.|
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.
|Appears in Collections:||CRREL Report|