Geochemistry of atmospheric aerosols generated from lava-seawater interactions

Sansone, FJ, Benitez-Nelson, CR, Resing, JA, DeCarlo, EH, Vink, SM, Heath, JA and Huebert, BJ (2002) Geochemistry of atmospheric aerosols generated from lava-seawater interactions. Geophysical Research Letters, 29 9: . doi:10.1029/2001GL013882

Author Sansone, FJ
Benitez-Nelson, CR
Resing, JA
DeCarlo, EH
Vink, SM
Heath, JA
Huebert, BJ
Title Geochemistry of atmospheric aerosols generated from lava-seawater interactions
Journal name Geophysical Research Letters   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0094-8276
Publication date 2002
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1029/2001GL013882
Volume 29
Issue 9
Total pages 4
Place of publication Washington
Publisher Amer Geophysical Union
Language eng
Abstract [1] Trace elements were measured in the aerosol plume produced by lava-seawater interactions along the shoreline of Kilauea volcano, Hawaii. Plume concentrations were normalized relative to Hawaiian basalt composition and showed a linear log-log covariation with their emanation coefficient (an indicator of element volatility). Normalized aerosol concentrations also consistently covaried with corresponding normalized concentrations in dilute fumarolic gas from Kilauea volcano and fumarolic gas condensates from Kudryavy and Merapi volcanoes, despite different mechanisms of element volatilization. Conservatively estimated regional ocean deposition rates of Cu, Cd, Ni, Pb, Mn, Zn, Fe and P were >50 times background rates. Thus, upper ocean volcanism may be an important source of both toxic and nutrient elements to the surrounding ocean. It appears unlikely, however, that shallow ocean volcanism can exert a significant impact on the global ecosystem, even during massive lava emplacements.
Keyword Geosciences, Multidisciplinary
Kilauea Volcano
Dry Deposition
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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