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Trace metals in aerosol at Terra Nova Bay
Entry ID: ECA077

Abstract: Atmospheric particulate with an aerodynamic diameter o10 mm (PM10) was sampled continuously during the austral summers of 2000?2001 and 2001?2002 at a coastal site near to the Italian base of Terra Nova, Antarctica. Li, Pb, Cd, U, Ba, Bi, Cs, Rb, Tl, Sr, Al, V, Fe, Cu, Mn, Zn, Co, Ag were determined by inductively coupled sector field mass spectroscopy (ICP-SFMS) after sample digestion by a combination of HF, HNO3, and H2O2 in ultraclean conditions. Quality control of the analytical procedure was carried out by blank control, by evaluating the limits of detection, recoveries and repeatability. Concentrations found are extremely low for most metals, confirming the high purity of Antarctic aerosol.
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2000-11-01
Stop Date: 2001-02-28

Start Date: 2001-11-01
Stop Date: 2002-02-28
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DIF Creation Date: 2012-07-25
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-11-08