Dataset Overview

Weekly assessment of the concentration and deposition of mercury in precipitation for New York and Vermont. Precipitation is collected in weekly composites year-round as part of the National Atmospheric Deposition Program's Mercury Deposition Network, which analyzes the contents of the samples.

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Purpose

Mercury is a persistent toxin that can be deposited by wet and dry deposition, and found in water, air and soil. It is assimilated into plants and soils and then gets passed through various food webs where it accumulates in organisms, leading to damage with long-term consequences. High concentrations of mercury can lead to a reduction in growth and reproduction in plants, and increases in the rate of wildlife mortality.

Data Collection Status

Data collection for this dataset is ongoing

Start date

2004-03-09

Contents

3085 records with 14 fields

Data Availability

This dataset is downloadable from the FEMC, and available to download from another site.

Data License

Third party determines data license

Preferred Citation

Not provided

Update Frequency

Annually

Maintenance Plan

Not provided

Links

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