Mercury and trace elements from Churchill and Hudson Bay waters

Water from 5 stations near Churchill, MB were sampled once per week. Samples were collected by hand or with a pump unit, always following trace metal sampling techniques (e.g. clean-hands, dirty-hands protocols, plastic pre-tested sample bottles), filtered and unfiltered samples were collected and spiked with 0.5% ultra-pure hydrochloric acid immediately after collection. Water samples were analyzed for total mercury by cold vapour atomic fluorescence spectrophotometry (CVAFS) on a Tekran 2600 according to U.S. EPA Method 1631. Trace elements (cadmium, arsenic, iron, zinc, etc.) were analyzed on a Perkin Elmer DRCII ICPMS and spiked with 0.5% nitric acid.

Metadata Access
Creator Gary Stern; Katheirne Lapenski; Brent Young; Debbie Armstrong; Glenn Scott; Jackie Churchill; Lawrence Luk; LeeAnn Fishback; Robert Whitten
Publisher Canadian Cryospheric Information Network
Contributor Polar Data Catalogue
Publication Year 2013
Rights Research programs, CCIN, or ArcticNet take no liability for the use or transmission of this data
OpenAccess true
Contact; pdc(at)
Language English
Format Computer file
Discipline Chemistry
Spatial Coverage (-94.700W, 58.500S, -93.900E, 58.900N)
Temporal Coverage Begin 2006-07-07T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2006-08-21T00:00:00Z