Radionuclides and Metals in Coastal Area: Geochemistry, Environmental Processes and Anthropogenic Influence
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 March 2023) | Viewed by 3273
Interests: environmental radioactivity; gamma-emitters; radionuclides and metals in various environmental compartments; sedimentation processes; anthropogenic influence on environment; quality in laboratory; laboratory accreditation; organisation of work processes
Interests: isotope techniques; 14C; 3H; radiocarbon dating; biogenic fuels; environmental monitoring; anthropogenic influence on environment; interaction of low-energy radiation and gasses
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Coastal areas are specific, transitional areas between land and sea, and they are therefore intensely exposed to both terrestrial and aquatic influences. These areas are of great importance for both environmental processes and human activities since various and complex land–sea–human interactions occur. Their importance and vulnerability are even greater when it is considered that coastal areas are very often densely populated and that they support various commercial activities. All natural and anthropogenic influences and (bio)geochemical interactions are reflected in environmental compartments such as rocks, soils, sediments, water, biota and air. They all include radionuclides and metals, which are in the focus of this Special Issue. Their interactions and behaviour in coastal areas will reflect processes and conditions influencing them, both natural and anthropogenic.
The scope of this Special Issue is wide, and encompasses the distribution, relationships and behaviour of metals and radionuclides in various environmental compartments or different environmental matrices, their sources, interactions between metals and/or radionuclides and their interactions with other environmental parameters. Another scope is related to environmental processes involving metals and radionuclides and to the almost omnipresent anthropogenic influence. Different approaches to this topic are encouraged (e.g., statistical, modelling, experimental). The purpose of this Special Issue is to comprehensively present the current research related to metals and radionuclides in coastal areas, to obtain new insight into their geochemical behaviour and the processes involved and to collect information on the state of coastal areas under (possible) anthropogenic influence.
Dr. Ivanka Lovrenčić Mikelić
Dr. Ines Krajcar Bronić
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- geochemical behaviour
- water-sediment interactions
- marine water
- marine sediment
- marine biota
- environmental mobility