Jump to content
Thunder?
Local
Radar
Pollen
IGNORED

Lake Found in Sierra Nevada with the Oldest Remains of Atmospheric Contamination in Southern Europe


knocker

Recommended Posts

Posted
  • Location: Camborne
  • Location: Camborne
    • A team of scientists find in the Laguna de Rio Seco lagoon, at an altitude of 3,020 m., evidence of atmospheric pollution caused by lead and linked to metallurgical activities from 3,900 years ago (Early Bronze Age)
    • Lead pollution increased gradually during the Late Bronze Age and Early Iron Age, coinciding with the development and expansion of metallurgy in southern Europe

    Atmospheric contamination due to heavy metals is currently a severe problem of global proportions, with important repercussions in public health. However, this type of pollution is not a recent fact and can even be detected during pre-historic times.

     

    A team of scientists, which includes scientists from the Andalusian Institute of Earth Sciences and the University of Granada, has discovered evidence of atmospheric pollution caused by lead. This evidence was found in a lagoon in Sierra Nevada (Granada), at an altitude of 3,020 m. The pollution comes from metallurgical activities, carried out some 3,900 years ago (Early Bronze Age). This find refers to the oldest atmospheric pollution on record in southern Europe.

     

     

    http://canal.ugr.es/natural-resources-and-environment/item/64747

    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    • Replies 0
    • Created
    • Last Reply

    Archived

    This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

    • UK Storm and Severe Convective Forecast

      UK Severe Convective & Storm Forecast - Issued 2022-08-16 06:11:14 Valid: 16/08/2022 0600 - 17/08/2022 0600 THUNDERSTORM WATCH - TUES 16TH AUG 2022 Click here for the full forecast

      Nick F
      Nick F
      Latest weather updates from Netweather

      UK Storm and Severe Convective Forecast

      UK Severe Convective & Storm Forecast - Issued 2022-08-15 07:58:06 Valid: 15/08/2022 0600 - 16/08/2022 0600 THUNDERSTORM WATCH - MON 15TH AUGUST 2022 Click here for the full forecast

      Nick F
      Nick F
      Latest weather updates from Netweather 1

      Thunderstorm risk as the Extreme Heat fades

      A change in our UK weather after the heat. Temperatures are coming down although another very warm day for parts of England. Flooding concerns from sudden downpours and thunderstorms. Read the full update here

      Netweather forecasts
      Netweather forecasts
      Latest weather updates from Netweather
    ×
    ×
    • Create New...