The relationship of sulfur emissions to sulfate in precipitation-III. subregional budget analysis

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Abstract

A climatological box model is applied to each state in the eastern United States in order to infer the extent of interstate sulfur transport. Measured wet S deposition and dry period durations are input for the model. Exponential distributions are applied to calculate dry loss and boundary fluxes. We find that for every state, a significant fraction of S in wet deposition in the state originates elsewhere. Furthermore, for each northeastern state, 60-99% of the wet S is of external origin. For the northeastern states in aggregate plus Pennsylvania, 50-75% of the wet-deposited sulfur originates outside the region.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)403-408
Number of pages6
JournalAtmospheric Environment (1967)
Volume18
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1984
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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