Input of atmospheric trace elements and mineral matter to the Yellow Sea during the spring of a low-dust year

Y. Gao, R. Arimoto, R. A. Duce, D. S. Lee, M. Y. Zhou

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Abstract

A decrease in the concentrations of mineral aerosol with distance was modeled using an exponential decay pattern. The estimated atmospheric deposition of mineral aerosol to the Yellow Sea, based on the representative crustal elements, was 9 to 76 g m-2 yr-1. This flux is comparable to that for any coastal region studied to date, and it can account for 20-70% of the total input of mineral material to the Yellow Sea. The atmospheric deposition of pollutant metals to the Yellow Sea apparently is comparable to the atmospheric fluxes to several European seas and to coastal sites in North America. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3767-3777
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Geophysical Research
Volume97
Issue numberD4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geophysics
  • Forestry
  • Oceanography
  • Aquatic Science
  • Ecology
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Soil Science
  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Earth-Surface Processes
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Palaeontology

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