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Elevated pollution levels have been observed at the marine boundary layer (MBL) and the free troposphere on Tenerife. The influence of different meteorological patterns of transport from the continent has been examined. Saharan dust was an important component in the Ft aerosol. In the MBL, aerosol light scattering and cloud nucleating properties were modified during enhanced sulfate levels, linked to transport from Europe. Mass scattering efficiencies for non sea-salt sulfate and for Na+ have been derived. Sea salt was the dominant super-micronscattering species in the MBL.

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Authors: RAES F, EI, JRC-Ispra (IT);VAN DINGENEN R, EI, JRC-Ispra (IT);MCGOVERN F, University of Dublin (IE);MARING H, University of Miami, Florida (US)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Journal of Geophysical Research 104 (1999), 14309-14319
Record Number: 200011812 / Last updated on: 2000-02-20
Original language: en
Available languages: en