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Chemical composition of fogwater collected along the California coast

Jacob, Daniel J. and Waldman, Jed M. and Munger, J. William and Hoffmann, Michael R. (1985) Chemical composition of fogwater collected along the California coast. Environmental Science and Technology, 19 (8). pp. 730-736. ISSN 0013-936X.

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Fogwater collected at both urban and nonurban coastal sites in California was found to be consistently acidic. Millimolar concentrations of NO_3^-, and fogwater pH values below 3, were observed at sites downwind of the Los Angeles basin. Fogwater composition at remote sites showed evidence of substantial Continental and anthropogenic contributions. Acid-neutralizing capacities in coastal air were found to be very low and insufficient to neutralize even small acid inputs. Chloride loss relative to its sea salt contribution was observed at sites furthest from anthropogenic sources.

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Additional Information:© 1985 American Chemical Society. Received for review September 17,1984. Accepted February 12, 1985. Publication Date: August 1985. This research was funded by the California Air Resources Board (Contract A2-048-32). We thank the organizations who provided us with sampling sites: the US. Navy, the National Park Service, the South Coast Air Quality Management District, the San Luis Obispo Air Pollution Control District, and the San Diego Air Pollution Control District.
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Official Citation:Chemical composition of fogwater collected along the California coast Daniel J. Jacob, Jed M. Waldman, J. William. Munger, and Michael R. Hoffmann Environmental Science & Technology 1985 19 (8), 730-736 DOI: 10.1021/es00138a013
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