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Stable lead isotope tracers of air mass trajectories in the Mediterranean region

Maring, Hal and Settle, Dorothy M. and Buat-Ménard, Patrick and Dulac, François and Patterson, Clair C. (1987) Stable lead isotope tracers of air mass trajectories in the Mediterranean region. Nature, 330 (6144). pp. 154-156. ISSN 0028-0836. doi:10.1038/330154a0.

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Stable lead isotopes in industrial lead-rich aerosols can be used as tracers of atmospheric air masses and to identify the geographical location of atmospheric lead emission sources. Industrial lead emissions outweigh natural emissions by two orders of magnitude and therefore determine the isotopic composition of atmospheric lead. We report preliminary data which indicate that stable lead isotopes are effective in identifying source regions for aerosols from a variety of industrial lead emission sources in complicated atmospheric systems such as the Mediterranean region.

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Additional Information:© 1987 Nature Publishing Group. Received 2 March; accepted 16 September 1987. This work was supported by the NSF and by CNRS, CEA, IFREMER and the Ministère de l'Environnement in France. We are indebted to D. Martin, B. Strauss and the reviewers for constructive comments.
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