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Chemical composition of Eastern Mediterranean aerosol and precipitation: Indications of long-range transport

1997-01-01
Almomani, Idrees
GÜLLÜ, GÜLEN
Ölmez, İlhan
ELER, ÜNAL
Ortel, E
Şirin, Gürol
Tuncel, Süleyman Gürdal
Daily aerosol and wet-only precipitation samples were collected, between January 1992 and January 1994 at a permanent station established on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey. Collected aerosol and rain samples were analyzed for major ions and a host of trace elements using a combination of analytical techniques, including ion chromatography, atomic absorbtion spectrometry and instrumental neutron activation analysis. The results have demonstrated;hat concentrations of parameters studied are higher than corresponding concentrations measured in the western Mediterranean and western parts of the Black Sea due to longer transport distances to source regions of particles and precipitation scavenging from atmosphere.