Characterization of the Bermuda tropospheric aerosol by combined individual-particle and bulk-aerosol analysis

J. R. Anderson, P R Buseck, T. L. Patterson, R. Arimoto

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Abstract

Marine boundary layer aerosol samples collected from Bermuda were examined by combined individual-particle analysis using an electron microprobe and bulk-sample analysis using INAA. Within the fine-fraction samples (<2μm) 65 particle types, including frequently occurring aggregates, are identified. Principal components analysis (PCA) indicates the presence of eight assemblages of particle types. A group of silicate and other crustal particle types are associated with bulk-sample Al, I, Mg, V, Co, Cs, Eu, Fe, Hf, Sc, and Th; this is most abundant when transport was across the ocean from North Africa. Three assemblages of S-rich particle types were generally most abundant when transport was from North America. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAtmospheric Environment
Pages319-338
Number of pages20
Volume30
Edition2
StatePublished - 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Pollution

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    Anderson, J. R., Buseck, P. R., Patterson, T. L., & Arimoto, R. (1996). Characterization of the Bermuda tropospheric aerosol by combined individual-particle and bulk-aerosol analysis. In Atmospheric Environment (2 ed., Vol. 30, pp. 319-338)