Characterization of a rural aerosol from eastern Arizona

Ellen Thomas, P R Buseck

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The aerosol in a rural area in eastern Arizona was sampled in the spring and fall of 1980 and subsequently studied by scanning electron microscopy. The most abundant microparticles were ammonium sulfate, soil components and other salts (sulfates and chlorides). In May the geometric volume mean diameter (DGV) of the ammonium sulfates was 0.43 μm and the sulfate concentration 5.8 μg m-3. In October the DGV was 0.28 μm and the sulfate concentration 4.5 μg m-3. The salts (except ammonium sulfates) were probably derived from salt flats.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2299-2301
Number of pages3
JournalAtmospheric Environment (1967)
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1983

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  • General Environmental Science
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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