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Chemical composition, source identification and quantification of the atmospheric input into the North Sea
Otten, P.; Storms, H.; Xhoffer, C.; Van Grieken, R. (1989). Chemical composition, source identification and quantification of the atmospheric input into the North Sea, in: Pichot, G. (Ed.) Progress in Belgian Oceanographic Research 1989: proceedings of the North Sea Symposium held in Ghent, 14 February 1989. pp. 413-422
In: Pichot, G. (Ed.) (1989). Progress in Belgian Oceanographic Research 1989: proceedings of the North Sea Symposium held in Ghent, 14 February 1989. Management Unit of the Mathematical Model of the North Sea and Scheldt Estuary: Brussel. 451 pp., more

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  • Otten, P.
  • Storms, H.
  • Xhoffer, C.
  • Van Grieken, R., more

Abstract
    From December 1984 to June 1988, 71 aerosol samples were collected from the R/V Belgica on the North Sea and the English Channel. Quantitative airborne concentrations for Al, Si, P, S, Cl, K, Ca, Ti, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Ni, Cu, Zn, Pb, NO3-, SO42- and NH4 + were obtained by X-ray fluorescence and ion chromatography analysis. Background concentrations for anthropogenic and continental elements, measured in the northern part of the North Sea during north-west wind and at the border of the English Channel and the Atlantic Ocean during south-west wind, are a factor of 5 to 50 lower than the concentrations measured in the Southern Bight. Maximum concentrations occur during east wind combined with low temperature inversion height.

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