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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Urban sprawl leaves its PAH signature /
Author Van Metre, Peter C.,
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Mahler, Barbara J.,
Furlong, Edward T.,
Publisher American Chemical Society,
Year Published 2000
OCLC Number 900283253
Subjects Urban pollution. ; Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons--Environmental aspects.
Local Library Info
Library Local Subject Local Note
ERA watershed; sediments-water; analog; USGS Brake Pad Partnership Technical Reference Library no.63.
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ERAM  TL269.B73 no.63 Brake Pad Partnership Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 01/20/2015
Collation pages 4064-4070 : illustrations, map ; 28 cm
Caption title. Photocopy of article from Environmental Science & Technology, vol.34, no.19, 2000, pp. 4064-4070. Includes bibliographical references (page 4070).
Contents Notes
Explored the relationship of traffic levels to lake and reservoir sediment polyaromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) levels. Although past studies have documented declines in sediment PAH levels starting in the 1950sm this study documented a steady increase in sediment PAH levels across the United States. Analysis of the specific PAHs measured indicated that the PAHs with increasing concentrations are associated with combustion sources. Increased PAH levels tracked closely with increases in automobile use in study watersheds.