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Tropospheric aerosol at Terra Nova Bay
Entry ID: ECA075

Abstract: Four aerosol sampling campaigns were performed in the summer season (November to February, 93/94, 94/95, 95/96, 97/98) with a 12 h sampling time at a coastal site near to the Italian base of Terra Nova Bay. Despite the low aerosol concentrations, PIXE analysis allowed in all campaigns a principal components analysis based on elements Na, Mg, Al, Si, S, K, Ca and Fe, in which three principal components (PC) contribute at least 95% of the total variance. Each one of the six elements Na, Mg, Al, Si, S and Fe is significantly (?0.994) correlated to one of those PCs. This fact, together with the structure of the elemental profiles of the PCs, allows their geochemical identification with non sea- salt S, sea-salt and crustal aerosol.
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1993-11-01
Stop Date: 1994-02-28
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DIF Creation Date: 2012-07-24
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-11-08