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Main Title Deterioration of marble : a retrospective analysis of tombstone measurements in the New York City area /
Author Husar, R. B. ; Patterson, D. E. ; Baer, N. S.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Patterson, D. E.
Baer, N. S.
CORP Author Washington Univ., St. Louis, MO. ;New York Univ., NY.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Sciences Research Lab.
Publisher GPO,
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA/600/3-85/018
Stock Number PB85-174134
Subjects Marble--Deterioration--New York (State)--New York--Measurement. ; Tombs--Deterioration--New York (State)--New York--Measurement. ; Marble--New York (State)--New York--Deterioration--Measurement ; Tombs--New York (State)--New York--Deterioration--Measurement
Additional Subjects Marble ; Deterioration ; New York ; Sulfur dioxide ; Concentration(Composition) ; Weathering ; Air pollution ; Tombstones ; Air pollution effects(Materials) ; New York City(New York)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB85-174134 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 31 pages : illustrations
A data base of tombstone thickness and depth of emblem inscription at Veterans Administration cemeteries has been compiled by New York University. A subset of measurements for two cemeteries in the vicinity of New York City was selected for analysis in this study. For comparable meteorological conditions, different weathering rates of fine grain marble tombstones were observed for the two cemeteries. Tombstones in the Cypress Hills cemetery, which is located within an industrial area, were observed to have higher rates than similar stones in the semi-rural area of the Long Island cemetery. By using a retrospective air quality model, which is described in another publication, to predict SO2 concentrations in New York City from 1880 to 1980, concentration trends of SO2 were estimated for both cemeteries. A linear relationship was found to exist between the weathering rates and estimated SO2 concentrations. A value of 10 mm per century per ppm of SO2 was derived as the best estimate for the weathering coefficient of fine grain marble for the New York City area.
Caption title. "March 1985." "EPA/600/3-85/018." "Interagency Agreement DW14930338-01-1." "Program Element No. CCVN1A/09-3201 (FY85)." Microfiche.