The Fate of Particles and Particle-Reactive Trace Metals in Coastal Waters: Radioisotope Studies in Microcosms Conference Paper uri icon


  • Many trace metals rapidly absorb to suspended particles when introduced to the water column of coastal marine environments. Transfer rates of radioactive trace metals and plastic particles (tracer microspheres) to the sediments were much greater in mid-summer than in mid-winter. This coincided with an order-of-magnitude higher particle flux through the water column due to higher sediment resuspension rates in the summer.

published proceedings

  • NATO Conference Series, (Series) 4: Marine Sciences

author list (cited authors)

  • Santschi, P. H., Adler, D. M., & Amdurer, M.

citation count

  • 35

complete list of authors

  • Santschi, Peter H||Adler, Dennis M||Amdurer, Michael

publication date

  • January 1983