Chemical composition and light scattering of the atmospheric aerosol at a remote site in the Negev desert, Israel Academic Article uri icon


  • METHODSSince early 1995 long-term chemical, physical, and radiative aerosol measurements are being conducted at Sede Boker (30° 51 N, 34° 47 E, 470 m asl), Israel. For the chemical measurements, 2-or 3-day collections are performed on a continuous basis with a Gent PM10 stacked filter unit (SFU) sampler, which separates the particles into a coarse (2-10 μm equivalent aerodynamic diameter (EAD)) and a fine (< 2 μm EAD) size fraction (Maenhaut et al., 1994). The SFU samples are analyzed for the particulate mass …

publication date

  • September 1, 1997