The concentration of combustion engine particulates, the organic fraction of the particulates and the sources of the particulates identified by isotopic analysis from snow and ice samples near Scott Base
Entry ID: K011_2000_2001_NZ_1

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Abstract: The likely sources of organic pollutants in Antarctica are aircrafts, generators and vehicular emissions. Engines and generators emit organic rich particulates due to incomplete fuel combustion that can be deposited over wide areas. These particulates contain polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) that have been shown to damage the health of fragile ecosystems. The heat of combustion differs ... View entire text
Geographic Coverage
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  N: -77.85   S: -77.85   E: 166.75   W: 166.75

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2000-10-21
Stop Date: 2000-10-31
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DIF Creation Date: 2009-05-21
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-06-06
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