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Experimental Constraints on Fe Concentrations in Biomass Burning Aerosols

Abstract Atmospheric deposition of iron (Fe) can limit primary productivity and carbon dioxide uptake in some marine ecosystems. Recent modeling studies suggest that biomass burning aerosols may contribute a significant amount of soluble Fe to the surface ocean. Existing studies of burn-induced trace element mobilization have often collected both entrained soil particles along with material from biomass burning, making it difficult to determine the actual source of aerosolized trace metals.

In order to better constrain the importance of biomass versus entrained soil as a source of trace metals in burn aerosols, small-scale burn experiments were conducted using soil-free foliage representative of a variety of fire-impacted ecosystems. The resulting ... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Sherry, Alyssa Meredith (Author) / Anbar, Ariel D (Advisor) / Herckes, Pierre (Advisor) / Hartnett, Hilairy E (Committee member) / Fraser, Matthew (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Chemistry / Geochemistry / Environmental science / aerosols / biomass burning / Fe / foliage / iron / isotopes
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 90 pages
Language English
Note Masters Thesis Chemistry 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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