Wet and Dry deposition: National Park Service Alaska Region Inventory & Monitoring Program

Freshwater, piscivorous fish will be monitored once per decade for two successive years for mercury and Persistent Organic Pollutants. The moss Hylocomium splendens will be collected from all terrestrial Vegetation monitoring sites and more intensively in CAKR and NOAT close to Red Dog Mine operations. The moss tissue will be analyzed for elemental content of a broad suite of crustal and heavy metals, sulfur and nitrogen. The elemental concentration values will be used in concert with the Terrestrial Vegetation vital sign's lichen community composition plots in order to determine if pollution is affecting these sensitive organisms. Metals, sulfur and nitrogen will also be monitored by the aquatic vital signs in lakes and streams. ARCN's instrumented monitor in Bettles also provides weekly measurements of wet deposition and mercury.

Identifier
Source https://www.polardata.ca/pdcsearch/PDCSearchDOI.jsp?doi_id=12411
Metadata Access http://www.polardata.ca/oai/provider?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=fgdc&identifier=12411_fgdc
Provenance
Creator Neitlich, Peter; Wesser, Sara; Lawler, Jim
Publisher Canadian Cryospheric Information Network
Contributor Polar Data Catalogue
Publication Year 2015
Rights Research programs, CCIN, or ArcticNet take no liability for the use or transmission of this data
OpenAccess true
Contact cbmp_terrestrial(at)caff.is; pdc(at)uwaterloo.ca
Representation
Language English
Format Computer file
Discipline Environmental Research
Spatial Coverage (-169.000W, 53.000S, -141.000E, 71.250N)
Temporal Coverage Begin 2009-01-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 9999-12-31T00:00:00Z