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Research Article

Spatial and Temporal Variability of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Sediments from Yellow River-Dominated Margin

Table 1

Linear correlations () of TOC against PAH concentration (ng g−1 dws) along the transect of lower Yellow River (YR), river mouth, and adjacent sea.

PAHslower YRModern estuaryOld estuaryCoastEntire areas

2 + 3 rings0.600.600.620.970.63
4 rings0.570.390.820.960.53
5 + 6 rings0.590.550.750.950.54

All probability () values are lower than 0.001. The number of samples () is 12 for the lower YR, 7 for the old estuary, 13 for the modern estuary, and 7 for the coast.

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