Volcanically influenced iron and aluminum cloud water deposition to Hawaii

Benitez-Nelson, CR, Vink, SM, Carrillo, JH and Huebert, BJ (2003) Volcanically influenced iron and aluminum cloud water deposition to Hawaii. Atmospheric Environment, 37 4: 535-544. doi:10.1016/S1352-2310(02)00892-0

Author Benitez-Nelson, CR
Vink, SM
Carrillo, JH
Huebert, BJ
Title Volcanically influenced iron and aluminum cloud water deposition to Hawaii
Journal name Atmospheric Environment   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1352-2310
Publication date 2003-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/S1352-2310(02)00892-0
Volume 37
Issue 4
Start page 535
End page 544
Total pages 10
Place of publication Oxford
Publisher Pergamon-elsevier Science Ltd
Language eng
Abstract Fog or cloud water (CW) deposition plays an important role in particle scavenging and the delivery of trace constituents to the Earth's surface. In this study, CW concentrations of total dissolvable iron (Fe) and aluminum (Al) were measured in 60 samples spanning 26 individual CW events throughout 1999 in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the island of Hawaii. Al concentrations ranged from 8 to 10,489 nM, with a median of 344 nM while Fe concentrations ranged from < 1 to 6419 nM with a median of 32 nM. CW deposition fluxes for Fe and Al ranged from 0.15-0.52 mmol Fe m(-2) yr(-1) and 0.62-1.35 mmol Al m(-2) yr(-1), depending on the estimation method used. The large range in concentrations is higher than expected for a relatively pristine ecosystem. It appears that this inconsistency is due to emissions from the currently active nearby volcano, Kilauea. Categorizing CW events into volcanically versus less or non-volcanically impacted events suggests that although volcanically impacted events only accounted for 12% of fog water deposition, Kilauea Volcano was responsible at least 42% of the measured CW Al deposition and 61% of the CW Fe deposition measured for 1999. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
Keyword Environmental Sciences
Meteorology & Atmospheric Sciences
atmospheric deposition
volcanic emissions
fog water
cloud water
air pollution
Atmospheric Trace-elements
In-line Preconcentration
Dry Deposition
Southern Chile
Fog Chemistry
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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