J. Phys. IV France
Volume 107, May 2003
Page(s) 155 - 158

J. Phys. IV France
107 (2003) 155
DOI: 10.1051/jp4:20030266

Maps of the absolute deposition of heavy metals for the Nordic countries based on moss surveys

T. Berg1, A. Hjellbrekke1, A. Rühling2 and E. Steinnes3

1  Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU), P.B. 100, 2027 Kjeller, Norway
2  Ekokonsult AB, Ekologi och Miljövard, Bangatan 8, 22221 Lund, Sweden
3  Department of Chemistry, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, 7491 Trondheim, Norway

Maps of the absolute deposition of heavy metals have been produced on basis of the moss surveys carried out in the Nordic Countries in 1995. These maps give a much higher resolution than those maps that can be constructed on the basis of the precipitation monitoring. Calibration factors for the transformation of relative to absolute values have been developed by plotting concentrations in moss against wet deposition values for the same site determined from precipitation analysis. The precipitation data used in the project were provided from the EMEP/CCC database.

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