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Main Title Fine-Particle Sodium Tracer for Long-Range Transport of the Kuwaiti Oil-Fire Smoke.
Author Lowenthal, D. H. ; Borys, R. D. ; Rogers, C. F. ; Chow, J. C. ; Stevens, R. K. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Research and Exposure Assessment Lab. ;Nevada Univ. System, Reno. Desert Research Inst. ;Maryland Univ., College Park. Dept. of Chemistry.
Publisher c23 Apr 93
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA/600/J-94/238;
Stock Number PB94-170107
Additional Subjects Fires ; Sodium ; Tracer techniques ; Environmental transport ; Air pollution ; Kuwait ; Oil wells ; Aerosols ; Sodium chloride ; Smoke ; Air pollution monitoring ; Atmospheric composition ; Path of pollutants ; Climate models ; Vanadium ; Zinc ; Diagnostic techniques ; Combustion products ; Covariance ; Plumes ; Forecasting ; Reprints ; MLO(Mauna Loa Observatory)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB94-170107 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 09/01/1994
Collation 5p
Evidence for long-range transport of the Kuwaiti oil-fire smoke during the months following the Persian Gulf War has been more or less indirect. However, more-recent data on the aerosol chemistry of Kuwaiti oil-fire plumes provides a direct link between those fires and aerosols collected at the Mauna Loa Observatory (MLO) during the late spring and summer of 1991. By itself, temporal covariation of fine-particle concentrations of elemental carbon, sulfur, and the noncrustal V/Zn ratio in MLO aerosols suggested a link to large-scale oil-combustion sources, but not necessarily to Kuwait. However, high concentrations of fine-particle (0.1-1.0 microm diameter) NaCl were observed in the 'white' oil-fire plumes over Kuwait during the summer of 1991. In the absence of other demonstratable sources of fine-particle Na, these relationships provide a direct link between the Kuwaiti oil-fires and aerosol composition observed at MLO. (Copyright (c) 1993 American Geophysical Union.)