WIT Press


Spatial Variability Of Wet Deposition In A Rural Upland Area Of England

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR960391

Volume

14

Pages

10

Published

1996

Size

985 kb

Author(s)

D.W. Raper, D.S. Lee & J.W.S. Longhursf

Abstract

A network of 10 bulk precipitation collectors was established in an upland region of northern England to examine the small-scale variability of precipitation composition in a rural area. Significant spatial variability was shown for non sea-salt sulphate, calcium and hydrogen ion concentrations. Although nitrate concentrations did not show significant variability, a coherent gradient across the study area was observed. The large variability of calcium ion concentration across the area was related to limestone quarrying, which is prevalent in the south of the study area. Calcareous wind-blown soil may have also made a minor contribution to t

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