Accession Number:

ADA317923

Title:

A Compilation of the Rare Earth Element Composition of Rivers, Estuaries and the Oceans.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1996-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

76.0

Abstract:

This technical report serves as an appendix to a recent article by Byrne and Sholkovitz I 996 in the Handbook on the Physics and Chemistry of Rare Earths vol. 23, chapter 158, pg. 497-592 edited by K. A. Gschneidner Jr. and L. Eyring and published by Elsevier Science. This article, Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry of the Lanthanides, discusses the physical chemistry of the lanthanides in natural waters, describes the major features of the lanthanides in rivers, estuaries and oceans and discusses the chemical and biogeochemical processes controlling the speciation and distribution of the lanthanides in the ocean. The article by Byrne and Sholkovitz 1996 refers to a large set of published and unpublished data on the rare earth RE composition of rivers, estuaries, seawater, marine pore waters and marine hydrothermal waters. In order to conserve space in the Handbook article, a compilation of concentration data for natural waters will be presented in this report. Publications through 1995 are cited.

Subject Categories:

  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE