Articles | Volume 18, issue 19
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 14477–14492, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-14477-2018

Special issue: CHemistry and AeRosols Mediterranean EXperiments (ChArMEx)...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 14477–14492, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-14477-2018

Research article 10 Oct 2018

Research article | 10 Oct 2018

Fluxes and sources of nutrient and trace metal atmospheric deposition in the northwestern Mediterranean

Karine Desboeufs et al.

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Atmospheric deposition is known to be a major source of nutrients for the marine biosphere in the Mediterranean Sea. The study of the origin of nutrients and trace metals in Corsica presented here shows that the dust events were the major sources of Si and Fe. Conversely, combustion sources predominated the inputs of N, P, and trace metals. This work showed the importance of considering background anthropogenic deposition for estimating the impact of atmospheric forcing on marine biota.
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