Articles | Volume 17, issue 2
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 1401–1415, 2017
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 1401–1415, 2017

Research article 31 Jan 2017

Research article | 31 Jan 2017

Atmospheric processes of organic pollutants over a remote lake on the central Tibetan Plateau: implications for regional cycling

Jiao Ren et al.


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Short summary
Do the water bodies in the Tibetan Plateau (TP) act as a sink or secondary source of organic pollutants (OPs)? To answer this question, atmospheric processes of OPs over a large lake on the TP were quantified. We found that the lake was a net sink of hexachlorocyclohexanes (HCHs) and most polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), but it turned into a secondary source of phenanthrene, coinciding with the melting of lake ice.
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