Articles | Volume 19, issue 22
Research article
18 Nov 2019
Research article |  | 18 Nov 2019

Atmosphere–ocean exchange of heavy metals and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in the Russian Arctic Ocean

Xiaowen Ji, Evgeny Abakumov, and Xianchuan Xie


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Short summary
High-resolution data on environmental contaminants are not available for many areas of the Arctic; thus, the results from this study are important for rectifying these data gaps. The results showed that along the track of the research vessel in the Russian Arctic, the islands close to industrial and urban areas in the Barents Sea and the Kara Sea had more significant levels of PAHs and metals than other areas. Sources of contaminants likely included both natural and anthropogenic sources.
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