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ASSESSMENT OF HEAVY METAL POLLUTION OF SOILS IN INDUSTRIAL CITIES OF MONGOLIA

https://doi.org/10.24057/2071-9388-2010-3-2-51-65

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This paper presents qualitative and quantitative assessment of technogenic anomalies of heavy metals in urban soils of Ulaanbaatar, Darkhan, and Erdenet (Mongolia), including the assessment of background geochemical conditions of the study area and technological specialization of the cities. The research efforts concentrated on identifying spatial geochemical heterogeneity of urban soils depending upon their functional identity. The ecological status of the urban soils was evaluated based on standards accepted in Mongolia.

About the Authors

Natalia Kosheleva

Russian Federation
Doctor of Science (geography), Leading Research Scientist, Laboratory for Recent Sediments and Pleistocene Paleogeography, Faculty of Geography, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University


Nikolay Kasimov

Russian Federation
Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Head of the Department of Landscape Geochemistry and Soil Geography, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University


Dechingungaa Dorjgotov

Mongolia
Academician of the Mongolian Academy of Sciences, Director, Institute of Geography of the Mongolian Academy of Sciences


Sergey Bazha

Russian Federation
Ph.D. (biology), Senior Research Associate, A.A.Severtsov Institute of Problems of Ecology and Evolution of the RAS



Dmitryi Golovanov

Russian Federation
Ph.D. (geography), Senior Instructor, Department of Landscape Geochemistry and Soil Geography, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University


Olga Sorokina

Russian Federation
Post-graduate student, Department of Landscape Geochemistry and Soil Geography, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University



Sandag Enkh-Amgalan

Mongolia
Ph.D, Senior Research Associate, Institute of Geography of Mongolian Academy of Sciences



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Kosheleva N., Kasimov N., Dorjgotov D., Bazha S., Golovanov D., Sorokina O., Enkh-Amgalan S. ASSESSMENT OF HEAVY METAL POLLUTION OF SOILS IN INDUSTRIAL CITIES OF MONGOLIA. GEOGRAPHY, ENVIRONMENT, SUSTAINABILITY. 2010;3(2):51-65. https://doi.org/10.24057/2071-9388-2010-3-2-51-65

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