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Concentrations of various mercury species as measured during GA10 GEOTRACES cruise in the South Atlantic Ocean

Title

Concentrations of various mercury species (total mercury, THg; monomethyl mercury, MeHg; dissolved gaseous mercury, DGM; and dimethylmercury, DMeHg) as measured during GA10 GEOTRACES cruise in the South Atlantic Ocean.

Author(s) Bratkič A. (1); Vahčič M. (1)

(1) Jozef Stefan Institute Department of Environmental Sciences

Subject location, oceans, environment
Abstract

The data on mercury speciation is needed for oceanographic campaigns because such data are generally missing from remote regions. The authors were selected to perform onboard measurements and to collect samples for later laboratory determination during the GA10 cruise across 40S parallel in the South Atlantic Ocean. The dataset contains results on mercury speciation; that is, concentrations for total, monomethyl-, dimethyl- and dissolved gaseous mercury. Total mercury and dissolved gaseous mercury were measured onboard the ship and the waters were collected from regular rosettes. Samples for mono- and dimethylmercury were stored for later analysis in the laboratory and were collected from trace metal clean (titanium) rosettes. Due to the nature of contamination, it is possible to use two different rosettes and not only a clean one.

Temporal coverage 24 December 2011 - 27 January 2012
Spatial coverage South Atlantic Ocean
File format Delimited
Language English
Discovery metadata record Link to the related European Directory of Marine Environmental Data (EDMED) record
Publisher British Oceanographic Data Centre - Natural Environment Research Council, UK
Publication date 24 August 2015
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) doi:10.5285/1dbc9294-4e65-6530-e053-6c86abc09fb2
Short DOI doi:10/629
Citation text Bratkič A.; Vahčič M. (2015). Concentrations of various mercury species (total mercury, THg; monomethyl mercury, MeHg; dissolved gaseous mercury, DGM; and dimethylmercury, DMeHg) as measured during GA10 GEOTRACES cruise in the South Atlantic Ocean. British Oceanographic Data Centre - Natural Environment Research Council, UK. doi:10/629.

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