Articles | Volume 12, issue 12
Biogeosciences, 12, 3665–3680, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-12-3665-2015
Biogeosciences, 12, 3665–3680, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-12-3665-2015

Research article 16 Jun 2015

Research article | 16 Jun 2015

Nutrient and mercury deposition and storage in an alpine snowpack of the Sierra Nevada, USA

C. Pearson et al.

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Snowpack and precipitation samples were collected along two elevation gradients in the Tahoe Basin during winter and spring from 2011 to 2014 to evaluate spatial and temporal deposition patterns of nitrogen, phosphorus, and mercury. Study results reflect the highly dynamic nature of snowpack chemical storage, while basin-wide estimates identify snowpack chemical loading from atmospheric deposition as a substantial source of nutrient and pollutant input to the Lake Tahoe watershed each year.
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