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Water, Air, and Soil Pollution

, Volume 13, Issue 1, pp 109–112 | Cite as

Atmosphere-soil mercury distribution: The biotic factor

  • S. M. Siegel
  • B. Z. Siegel
  • G. McMurtry
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Abstract

Relative to volcanic sites in Iceland and Hawaii the Hg distribution ratio soil: air around Mt. Erebus (Ross Island, U.S. Antarctica) is anomously low. Air values for all three areas are similar. Differences are a reflection of extremely low soil levels at Antarctic sample sites. This condition appears to arise from the paucity of vegetation and lower degree of bio-concentration among Antarctic biota.

Keywords

Reflection Mercury Sample Site Lower Degree Distribution Ratio 
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© D. Reidel Publishing Co. 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. M. Siegel
    • 1
  • B. Z. Siegel
    • 2
  • G. McMurtry
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of BotanyUniversity of HawaiiHonolulu
  2. 2.Pacific Biomedical Research CenterUniversity of HawaiiHonoluluU.S.A.
  3. 3.Scripps Oceanographic InstituteLaJollaU.S.A.

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