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Boutron, Claude F (1981): Geochemical composition of snow samples from Antarctica, Greenland and northeast Canada. PANGAEA, https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.802626, Supplement to: Boutron, CF (1981): Nouvelles données sur le contenu en metaux traces des neiges de l'Antarctique, du Groenland et de l'Ile de Devon. Zeitschrift für Gletscherkunde und Glazialgeologie, 17(1), 79-113, hdl:10013/epic.40251.d001

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Abstract:
In this paper, we present new detailed data on the trace metal content of more than 200 shallow polar snow samples collected at various depths in numerous locations mainly in Antarctica and Greenland. The samples were collected in ultraclean plexiglass or teflon tubes from the walls of hand dug pits, using stringent contamination free techniques controlled by severe blank tests. They were then analysed for Na, Mg, K, Ca, Fe, Al, Mn, Pb, Cd, Cu, Zn and Ag in clean room conditions by flameless atomic absorption, after a preconcentration step (by non boiling evaporation in teflon bulbs) which includes dissolving any solid particles by concentrated nitric and hydrofluoric acids. The overall precision on the measured concentrations is of the order of 10 % for all the metals except Pb (20 %) and Cd (35 %), using 95 % confidence limits. The data obtained are compared with those published previously in the literature. Part of these previous data are shown to be erroneously too high, probably because of con-tamination problems both during field collection and analysis.
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Median Latitude: -53.489044 * Median Longitude: 56.904857 * South-bound Latitude: -90.000000 * West-bound Longitude: -119.000000 * North-bound Latitude: 75.330000 * East-bound Longitude: 139.000000
Date/Time Start: 1971-11-15T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 1978-01-01T00:00:00
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  1. Boutron, CF (1981): (Table 10) Element composition of snow samples from site D80 of the Dome C transect, Antarctica. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.802620
  2. Boutron, CF (1981): (Table 11) Detailed study on the element composition of snow samples from site D80 of the Dome C transect, Antarctica. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.802621
  3. Boutron, CF (1981): (Table 12) Element composition of snow samples from site D41 of the Dome C transect, Antarctica. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.802622
  4. Boutron, CF (1981): (Table 13) Element composition of snow samples from a transect in Greenland. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.802623
  5. Boutron, CF (1981): (Table 14) Element composition of snow samples from Devon island, northeast Canada. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.802624
  6. Boutron, CF (1981): (Table 15) Element composition of snow samples from site D80 and Dome C, Antarctica. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.802625
  7. Boutron, CF (1981): (Table 3) Element composition of snow samples from the Dumont d'Urville-Dome C transect, Antarctica. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.802613
  8. Boutron, CF (1981): (Table 4) Element composition of snow samples from the Dome C and the South Pole, Antarctica. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.802614
  9. Boutron, CF (1981): (Table 5) Element composition of snow samples from the New Byrd transect, Antarctica. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.802615
  10. Boutron, CF (1981): (Table 6) Element composition of snow samples from the South Pole, Antarctica. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.802616
  11. Boutron, CF (1981): (Table 7) Detailed study on the element composition of snow samples from the South Pole, Antarctica. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.802617
  12. Boutron, CF (1981): (Table 8) Element composition of snow samples from Dome C, Antarctica. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.802618
  13. Boutron, CF (1981): (Table 9) Detailed study on the element composition of snow samples from Dome C, Antarctica. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.802619