Trace metals in aerosol at Terra Nova Bay
Entry ID: ECA077

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Summary
Abstract: Atmospheric particulate with an aerodynamic diameter o10 mm (PM10) was sampled continuously during the austral summers of 2000–2001 and 2001–2002 at a coastal site near to the Italian base of Terra Nova, Antarctica. Li, Pb, Cd, U, Ba, Bi, Cs, Rb, Tl, Sr, Al, V, Fe, Cu, Mn, Zn, Co, Ag were determined by inductively coupled sector field mass spectroscopy (ICP-SFMS) after sample digestion by a combination of HF, HNO3, and H2O2 in ultraclean conditions. Quality control of the analytical procedure was carried out by blank control, by evaluating the limits of detection, recoveries and repeatability. Concentrations found are extremely low for most metals, confirming the high purity of Antarctic aerosol.
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2000-11-01
Stop Date: 2001-02-29

Start Date: 2001-11-01
Stop Date: 2002-02-29
ISO Topic Category
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Data Center
Universita Ca' Foscari Venezia, Dipartimento di Scienze Ambientali Informatica e Statistica Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.unive.it/nqcontent.cfm?a_id=135110

Data Center Personnel
Name: ANDREA GAMBARO
Phone: +39 041 2348950
Fax: +39 041 2348549
Email: gambaro at unive.it
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Santa Marta, Dorsoduro 2137
City: Venice
Postal Code: 30121
Country: Italy
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2012-07-25
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-07-30
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