Flux potentials of aerosols and their spatial variations in a coastal metropolis

Nihan Uygur, Arslan Saral, Kaan Yetilmezsoy, Selami Demir, S. Levent Kuzu, Hakan Celikten, Sabah Ahmed Abdul-Wahab

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Abstract

Contribution of marine aerosols to marine boundary layer was investigated in Istanbul, Turkey. Average fluxes of Na+ and Cl- were determined to be 49.0 and 64.9mg(m2day)-1, with the highest values being 510.8 and 825.2mg(m2day)-1, respectively. Monthly fluxes of other parameters (flouride, chloride, bromide, phosphate, lithium, sodium, potassium, ammonium, nitrite, nitrate, sulfate, magnesium, calcium, zinc, lead, cobalt, cadmium, nickel, manganese, chromium, vanadium, copper, iron, aluminum and boron) were also studied. Contribution of sea salt aerosols from Black Sea was of great importance along the Bosphorous line, while other sources are also effective along the coasts of Marmara Sea.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)227-238
Number of pages12
JournalAtmospheric Science Letters
Volume15
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Aerosol
  • Chloride flux
  • Sodium flux
  • Wet candle
  • Wind rose analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atmospheric Science

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