Chemical composition of rainwater at EMEP station in Ankara, Turkey

Topcu S., Incecik S., Atimtay A.

ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH, vol.65, pp.77-92, 2002 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 65
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0169-8095(02)00072-8
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.77-92
  • Keywords: acid rain, Cubuk station, ionic species, neutralization, seasonal variations, MAJOR ION COMPOSITION, PRECIPITATION CHEMISTRY, DRY DEPOSITION, TRACE-ELEMENT, WET, WATER, JAPAN
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: No


The chemical characteristics of rainfall and its seasonal variation at the EMEP (The Cooperative Programme for Monitoring and Evaluation of the Long-Range Transmission of Air Pollutants in Europe) station located in Cubuk, Ankara were studied for the period between September 1994 and December 1996. The station is located in a rural area about 50 km north of Ankara and is considered as a background station for air pollution. The rainwater samples collected were analyzed for pH, major ions concentrations and conductivity.