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Table 4 Correlations between heavy metal concentrations in moss and atmospheric deposition specified for ELCE categories and sampling site categories

From: Modelling spatial patterns of correlations between concentrations of heavy metals in mosses and atmospheric deposition in 2010 across Europe

Row ID ELCE category Site category EMEP LOTOS-EUROS
Cd Hg Pb As Cd Cr Cu Ni Pb V Zn
1 All All 0.65** 0.14** 0.70** 0.30** 0.65** 0.03* 0.50** 0.09** 0.64** 0.19** 0.17**
2 All A 0.66** 0.24** 0.70** 0.42** 0.62** 0.44** 0.62** 0.15** 0.67** 0.28** 0.17**
3 All B 0.41** − 0.05** 0.46** 0.09** 0.60** − 0.29** 0.40** − 0.20** 0.44** 0.01 − 0.02
4 A All 0.75** 0.22** 0.72** 0.45** 0.72** 0.22** 0.50** 0.16** 0.67** 0.21** 0.22**
5 A A 0.77** 0.22** 0.74** 0.44** 0.72** 0.49** 0.52** 0.19** 0.66** 0.21** 0.22**
6 A B 0.26** 0.17 0.28 0.35** 0.45** − 0.15** 0.51** − 0.08** 0.60** 0.14** 0.06
7 B All 0.50* 0.06 0.67** 0.07** 0.58** − 0.26** 0.45** − 0.04** 0.44** 0.13** 0.10**
8 B A 0.47** 0.27** 0.62** 0.32** 0.48** 0.15** 0.65** 0.09** 0.54** 0.33** 0.10**
9 B B 0.54** − 0.18** 0.55** − 0.10** 0.67** − 0.36** 0.27** − 0.34** 0.27** − 0.02 − 0.11
  1. ELCE category: All = ELCE regions as a whole; A = ELCE regions showing correlations above the element-specific class boundary between high and low correlation levels given in Table 2; B = ELCE regions showing correlations below the element-specific class boundary between high and low correlation levels given in Table 2; site category: All = Moss sampling sites as a whole; A = moss sampling sites classified by LDA model as A; B = moss sampling sites classified by LDA model as B; correlation coefficients according to Spearman; significant correlations are in italic print (*p < 0.05, **p < 0.01); atmospheric deposition was modelled by LE (2009–2011) or EMEP (2008–2010)