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Improved techniques for studies of mass balances and fractionations among families of metals within terrestrial ecosystems

Elias, Robert W. and Hinkley, Todd K. and Hirao, Yoshimitsu and Patterson, Clair C. (1976) Improved techniques for studies of mass balances and fractionations among families of metals within terrestrial ecosystems. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 40 (6). pp. 583-587. ISSN 0016-7037. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20140415-070025808

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Abstract

From a remote, pristine study area the authors collected and analyzed samples for K, Rb, Cs, Ca, Sr, Ba and Pb. The results show that heavy metals move through natural ecosystems in a predictable manner relative to lighter elements of the same periodic family. Four developments which refine these measurements and enhance the interpretation of the results are: (1) a technique for collecting a soil moisture film; (2) a device for the collection of dry deposition of aerosols; (3) a procedure for the removal of foliar deposits from the surface of plant leaves; (4) a method of collecting a snow sample representative of the entire accumulated snowpack.


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Additional Information:© 1976 Pergamon Press. Received 14 April 1975; accepted in revised form 6 October 1975. Contribution No. 2601: Publications of the Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena. California 91125. U.S.A. Paper presented at the Geochemical Society Symposium “Geochemistry of Some Environmental Problems”, Miami. November 1974. We thank T. J. CHOW, University of California, San Diego, for providing the White Mountain air filter. E. E. DICKEY, Inst. Pap. Chem., Appleton, Wis., for help in paper cleaning methods, J. MARX, Calif. Inst. Tech., for laboratory assistance, S. JONES, Univ. of Calif., Los Angeles, and R. FELDMANC, Calif. Inst. Tech., for field assistance. This work was supported by NSF contract GB 41132.
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Official Citation:Robert W Elias, Todd K Hinkley, Yoshimitsu Hirao, Clair C Patterson, Improved techniques for studies of mass balances and fractionations among families of metals within terrestrial ecosystems, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, Volume 40, Issue 6, June 1976, Pages 583-587, ISSN 0016-7037, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0016-7037(76)90104-6. (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0016703776901046)
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