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Title: Analysis of a decade of Asian outflow of PM10 and TSP to Gosan, Korea: also incorporating Radon-222
Authors: Crawford, J
Chambers, SD
Kang, CH
Griffiths, AD
Kim, WH
Keywords: Asia
Radon 222
Republic of Korea
Total suspended particulates
Boundary layers
Issue Date: May-2015
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
Citation: Crawford, J., Chambers, S., Kang, C. H., Griffiths, A., & Kim, W. H. (2015). Analysis of a decade of Asian outflow of PM10 and TSP to Gosan, Korea; also incorporating Radon–222. Atmospheric Pollution Research, 6(3), 529-539. doi:10.5094/APR.2015.059
Abstract: Ten years of aerosol and Radon–222 (radon) data from Gosan, Korea, were analyzed. Seasonal cycles were strongly linked to changes in fetch and time of year. We estimated that 7.21 t/m y of PMio aerosol pass Gosan in the atmospheric boundary layer, increasing annually by 0.3 t/m y. Contributions to aerosol loading were characterized by fetch: South China, North China, Korea and Japan. While the highest, and most variable, contributions typically originated from South China, these air masses contributed to only 6% of the overall dataset. PM10 distributions were broader from South and North China than for Korea or Japan, reflecting differences in natural/anthropogenic soil sources, and number/distribution of large point sources. Employing radon to select air masses more representative of targeted fetch regions typically resulted in greater reported pollutant concentrations and rates of change over the decade. Estimated rates of PM10 increase from North China and Korea over the decade were 1.4 and 0.9 μg/m3 y, respectively. Total suspended particulate (TSP) elemental analysis indicated that the (non–sea–salt) nss–SO42− content of aerosols has been gradually increasing over the past decade and more recently an increase in NO3− was seen. However, on average, rates of increase in nss–SO42− have reduced since 2007, which were higher in South than North China. © 2020 Elsevier B.V.
Gov't Doc #: 9618
ISSN: 1309-1042
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