New publication: Levantine winds cause increased levels of metals in the waters of the Mar Menor

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A paper has recently been published in the international journal Science of the Total Environment on the influence of the easterly wind on the levels of metals in the waters of the Mar Menor. The strong easterly winds cause the sediment in this shallow lagoon to resuspend, causing an increase in the concentrations of metals in the dissolved and particulate fraction which, in the case of cadmium and lead, can sometimes exceed the maximum levels established in the European Water Framework Directive.

Reference: Santos-Echeandía, J., Bernárdez, P., Sánchez-Marín, P., 2023. Trace metal level variation under strong wind conditions and sediment resuspension in the waters of a coastal lagoon highly impacted by mining activities. Science of The Total Environment 905, 167806.

More information available at: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048969723064331

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