Atmospheric deposition of heavy metals in Norway. National moss survey 2015.
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Original versionSteinnes, E., Uggerud, H. T., Pfaffhuber, K. A. and Berg, T. (2016). Atmospheric deposition of heavy metals in Norway. National moss survey 2015 (Miljødirektoratet rapport, M-594/2016) (NILU report, 28/2016). Kjeller: NILU.
Commissioned by the Norwegian Environment Agency, NILU – Norwegian Institute for Air Research in collaboration with Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), collected moss from 230 sites and determined the content of 53 metals in these. The purpose of the survey is to map atmospheric deposition of heavy metals in Norway. Compared with data from 2005, a decrease is observed in the deposition of vanadium and lead. For chromium, nickel, copper, zinc, arsenic, cadmium and antimony, there is no appreciable change in deposition from 2005 to 2015.