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Minerals in the air: An environmental perspective

Buseck, Peter R. and Jacob, Daniel J. and Pósfai, Mihály and Li, Jia and Anderson, J. R. (2000) Minerals in the air: An environmental perspective. In: Symposium Honoring the Contributions of Professor Konrad Krauskopf, 1999. december, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA.

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Abstract

The troposphere comprises roughly the lowest 10 km of the atmosphere, the part we inhabit, that envelops us, and that we inhale and look through every day of our lives. Clouds, rain, all manner of storms, and other aspects of weather originate within it, and it contains 85% of the mass of the atmosphere, including aerosol particles. These particles, like greenhouse gases, can influence climate. Mineral particles ale major constituents of this aerosol. Their sizes, shapes, compositions, and degrees of agglomeration can all be determined using transmission electron microscopy. These variables have, to a considerable extent, been overlooked in studies of atmospheric chemistry and provide an important potential area of research for geoscientists.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QD Chemistry / kémia > QD06 Mineralogy / ásványtan
Q Science / természettudomány > QE Geology / földtudományok
Depositing User: Erika Bilicsi
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2012 08:02
Last Modified: 21 Nov 2012 08:02
URI: http://real.mtak.hu/id/eprint/3416

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