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Metal pollution and glacier melt in Peru (GlacierHub)

Metal pollution and glacier melt in Peru (GlacierHub)

As glaciers continue to rapidly melt in the tropics, scientists and society face new challenges like the increase in trace metal concentration and pollution in the glacier watersheds. GlacierHub reports on our recently published article in Environmental Monitoring and Assessment that is based on trace metal measurements within the Rio Santa Watershed, Peru. The collaborative project has included Michel Baraƫr, Jeffrey McKenzie, Oliver Wigmore, Alfonso Fernandez and others from 10 institutions in four different countries, working together with Bryan G. Mark.