Maps of heavy metals in the soils of the EU, based on LUCAS 2009 HM data

Detailed maps of heavy metals in the EU27 (EU-28 except Croatia), based on topsoil HM data from LUCAS 2009
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Gergely Toth et al.
Year: 
2018

This dataset contains detailed maps of heavy metals in the EU27 (EU-28 except Croatia), as documented in the article "Maps of heavy metals in the soils of the European Union and proposed priority areas for detailed assessment" by Gergely Tóth, Tamás Hermann, Gábor Szatmári and László Pásztor, in Science of The Total Environment, Volume 565, 15 September 2016, Pages 1054-1062.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048969716310452#!

Maps for As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Hg, Pb, Mn, Sb, Co and Ni concentrations in European topsoil.

Impoortant note: the mentioned paper refers in some point to a "Zn" map; this is an error and should be read as "Mn".

For each of these maps: also a map of prediction error variance, as described in the article.

Format: TIFF

Resolution: 1km

Spatial reference: ETRS89_LAEA_Europe

Geographical cover: EU27 (EU-28 except Croatia)

The unit of measurement: mg/kg for As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Hg, Pb, Mn, Sb. Co and Ni, with detection limits 2.84, 0.07, 0.32, 0.26, 0.00005, 1.16, 2.12, 0.81, 0.15 and 0.27 mg/kg respectively.

Note that the original LUCAS HM point data are not available to the public, while the general topsoil point properties can be retrieved from:

https://esdac.jrc.ec.europa.eu/content/lucas-2009-topsoil-data

 

 

 

 

 

 

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