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dc.contributor.authorThorsteinsson, Throsturen_US
dc.contributor.authorGísladóttir, Gudrúnen_US
dc.contributor.authorBullard, Joannaen_US
dc.contributor.authorMcTainsh, Granten_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T13:12:17Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T13:12:17Z
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.date.modified2012-05-29T22:38:26Z
dc.identifier.issn1873-2844en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.atmosenv.2011.05.023en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/43390
dc.description.abstractEpisodes of high levels of particulate matter (PM) in Reykjav�occur several times a year. The main sources of daily variation in PM are traffic or highly localized (e.g. construction) sources, however several episodes have been identified where these are not the cause. Examining PM10 (diameter < 10 mm) levels around the time when dust storms are seen on satellite images, and verifying that the weather conditions are favorable for the duration of the high levels of PM (>50e100 mg m 3; 30-min average), demonstrates that dust storms are the source of these increased levels of PM10. Since satellite coverage is sparse, visual confirmation of many such peaks in PM10 cannot be achieved. The level of pollution measured in Reykjav�during dust storms indicates that at least 200 kg s 1 of PM10 sized material is being eroded and transported away from sand plains w110 km away e this equates to an emission rate of 35 g m2 h 1. The source regions for dust storms in Iceland are the sandur areas on the southern coast of Iceland, and regions close to the glaciers. With climate warming, and fast retreating glaciers, the potential source regions in Iceland are rapidly increasing.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom5924en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto5933en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue32en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAtmospheric Environmenten_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume45en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMeteorologyen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode040107en_US
dc.titleDust storm contributions to airborne particulate matter in Reykjavík, Icelanden_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2011 Elsevier Ltd. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_US
gro.date.issued2011
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