Chemical composition of Eastern Mediterranean aerosol and precipitation: Indications of long-range transport

Almomani I., GÜLLÜ G., Ölmez İ., ELER Ü., Ortel E., Şirin G., ...More

PURE AND APPLIED CHEMISTRY, vol.69, no.1, pp.41-46, 1997 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 69 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Doi Number: 10.1351/pac199769010041
  • Page Numbers: pp.41-46


Daily aerosol and wet-only precipitation samples were collected, between January 1992 and January 1994 at a permanent station established on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey. Collected aerosol and rain samples were analyzed for major ions and a host of trace elements using a combination of analytical techniques, including ion chromatography, atomic absorbtion spectrometry and instrumental neutron activation analysis. The results have demonstrated;hat concentrations of parameters studied are higher than corresponding concentrations measured in the western Mediterranean and western parts of the Black Sea due to longer transport distances to source regions of particles and precipitation scavenging from atmosphere.