Wet and dry deposition of trace elements onto the Greenland ice sheet

Cliff I. Davidson, Liyang Chu, Thomas C. Grimm, Margaret A. Nasta, Margaret P. Qamoos

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Trace element concentrations have been measured in the air and in fresh and older surface snow during the summers of 1978 and 1979 at Dye 3, south-central Greenland. These data have been used with other information in the literature to calculate a total (wet plus dry) deposition velocity on the order of 0.5 cms-1 for trace element transport to the ice sheet on an annual basis. The data suggest that dry deposition contributes less than 25 % of the total transport for elements with large enrichment factors. Crustal elements may be more significantly influenced by dry deposition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1429-1437
Number of pages9
JournalAtmospheric Environment (1967)
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1981
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Environmental Science
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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