A GIS model-based assessment of the environmental distribution of g-hexachlorocyclohexane in European soils and waters

Vizcaíno Martínez, María Pilar and Pistocchi, Alberto (2010). A GIS model-based assessment of the environmental distribution of g-hexachlorocyclohexane in European soils and waters. "Environmental Pollution", v. 158 (n. 10); pp. 3017-3027. ISSN 0269-7491. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2010.07.018.

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Title: A GIS model-based assessment of the environmental distribution of g-hexachlorocyclohexane in European soils and waters
Author/s:
  • Vizcaíno Martínez, María Pilar
  • Pistocchi, Alberto
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Environmental Pollution
Date: October 2010
ISSN: 0269-7491
Volume: 158
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: γ-HCH; Lindane; Modelling; Environmental concentrations; Surface waters
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Montes (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Forestal [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The MAPPE GIS based multimedia model is used to produce a quantitative description of the behaviour of γ-hexachlorocyclohexane (γ-HCH) in Europe, with emphasis on continental surface waters. The model is found to reasonably reproduce γ-HCH distributions and variations along the years in atmosphere and soil; for continental surface waters, concentrations were reasonably well predicted for year 1995, when lindane was still used in agriculture, while for 2005, assuming severe restrictions in use, yields to substantial underestimation. Much better results were yielded when same mode of release as in 1995 was considered, supporting the conjecture that for γ-HCH, emission data rather that model structure and parameterization can be responsible for wrong estimation of concentrations. Future research should be directed to improve the quality of emission data. Joint interpretation of monitoring and modelling results, highlights that lindane emissions in Europe, despite the marked decreasing trend, persist beyond the provisions of existing legislation. An spatially-explicit multimedia modelling strategy was applied to describe the historical distribution of γ-HCH in European soils and surface waters.

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Item ID: 7587
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/7587/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:7587
DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2010.07.018
Official URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/02697491
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 20 Jun 2011 10:25
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 16:41
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