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Citation:
Weller, R et al. (2008): Trace elements in the aerosol at Neumayer Station, Antarctica. doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.691456,
Supplement to: Weller, Rolf; Wöltjen, Janina; Piel, Claudia; Resenberg, Rosa; Wagenbach, Dietmar; König-Langlo, Gert; Kriews, Michael (2008): Seasonal aspects of marine and mineral dust derived trace elements in the aerosol at Neumayer Station, Antarctica. Tellus Series B-Chemical and Physical Meteorology, 60(5), 742-752, doi:10.1111/j.1600-0889.2008.00372.x
Abstract:
Atmospheric trace element concentrations were measured from March 1999 through December 2003 at the Air Chemistry Observatory of the German Antarctic station Neumayer by inductively coupled plasma - quadrupol mass spectrometry (ICP-QMS) and ion chromatogra-phy (IC). This continuous five year long record derived from weekly aerosol sampling re-vealed a distinct seasonal summer maximum for elements linked with mineral dust entry (Al, La, Ce, Nd) and a winter maximum for the mostly sea salt derived elements Li, Na, K, Mg, Ca, and Sr. The relative seasonal amplitude was around 1.7 and 1.4 for mineral dust (La) and sea salt aerosol (Na), respectively. On average a significant deviation regarding mean ocean water composition was apparent for Li, Mg, and Sr which could hardly be explained by mir-abilite precipitation on freshly formed sea ice. In addition we observed all over the year a not clarified high variability of element ratios Li/Na, K/Na, Mg/Na, Ca/Na, and Sr/Na. We found an intriguing co-variation of Se concentrations with biogenic sulfur aerosols (methane sul-fonate and non-sea salt sulfate), indicating a dominant marine biogenic source for this element linked with the marine biogenic sulfur source.
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Coverage:
Latitude: -70.650000 * Longitude: -8.250000
Date/Time Start: 1999-03-01T10:00:00 * Date/Time End: 2003-12-22T10:00:00
Minimum ALTITUDE: 8.0 m * Maximum ALTITUDE: 8.0 m
Event(s):
Neumayer_SPUSO * * Latitude: -70.650000 * Longitude: -8.250000 * Date/Time: 1983-01-01T00:00:00 * Elevation: 42.0 m * Location: Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica * * Campaign: AWI_stations * * Device: Air chemistry observatory *
Parameter(s):
#NameShort NameUnitPrincipal InvestigatorMethodComment
1ALTITUDE *AltitudemGeocode
2DATE/TIME *Date/TimeGeocode
3Date/time end *Date/time endWeller, Rolf *
4Duration, number of days *DurationdaysWeller, Rolf *
5Lithium *Lipg/m3Weller, Rolf *ICP-MS, Inductively coupled plasma - mass spectrometry *
6Sodium *Nang/m3Weller, Rolf *ICP-MS, Inductively coupled plasma - mass spectrometry *
7Sodium *Nang/m3Weller, Rolf *Ion chromatography *
8Magnesium *Mgng/m3Weller, Rolf *ICP-MS, Inductively coupled plasma - mass spectrometry *
9Magnesium *Mgng/m3Weller, Rolf *Ion chromatography *
10Potassium *Kng/m3Weller, Rolf *ICP-MS, Inductively coupled plasma - mass spectrometry *
11Potassium *Kng/m3Weller, Rolf *Ion chromatography *
12Calcium *Cang/m3Weller, Rolf *ICP-MS, Inductively coupled plasma - mass spectrometry *
13Calcium *Cang/m3Weller, Rolf *Ion chromatography *
14Aluminium *Alng/m3Weller, Rolf *ICP-MS, Inductively coupled plasma - mass spectrometry *
15Selenium *Seng/m3Weller, Rolf *ICP-MS, Inductively coupled plasma - mass spectrometry *
16Strontium *Srng/m3Weller, Rolf *ICP-MS, Inductively coupled plasma - mass spectrometry *
17Lanthanum *Lapg/m3Weller, Rolf *ICP-MS, Inductively coupled plasma - mass spectrometry *
18Cerium *Cepg/m3Weller, Rolf *ICP-MS, Inductively coupled plasma - mass spectrometry *
19Neodymium *Ndpg/m3Weller, Rolf *ICP-MS, Inductively coupled plasma - mass spectrometry *
20Methane sulfonic acid *MSA-ng/m3Weller, Rolf *Ion chromatography *
21Chloride *Clng/m3Weller, Rolf *Ion chromatography *
22Nitrate *NO3ng/m3Weller, Rolf *Ion chromatography *
23Sulphate *[SO4]2-ng/m3Weller, Rolf *Ion chromatography *
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