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Title: Comment on ''Gaseous sulfur pollutants from urban and natural sources''

Abstract

Nochumson raised a valid comment with regard to the sulfur budget published in the APCA Journal by Robinson and Robbins in 1970. The original assumptions made in calculating the budget were not questioned, rather the source and sink estimates were highly uncertain. The errors in the budget by Robinson and Robbins were due to the misinterpretation of the input values used for the amount of sulfur removed by precipitation scavenging. In order to correct this budget 44 x 10/sup 6/ tons per year of sea spray sulfur had to be added to the precipitation and dry deposition sink terms over the land and the oceans. To maintain balance in the steady state atmospheric sulfur budget, the biological decay source terms of sulfur for the land the oceans, which was used to enhance their budget, had to be increased by 44 x 10/sup 6/ tons sulfur per year. 5 references, 1 table.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos Scientific Lab., NM
OSTI Identifier:
6888139
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 6888139
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
J. Air Pollut. Control Assoc.; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 29:2
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; SULFUR DIOXIDE; PRECIPITATION SCAVENGING; AIR POLLUTION; ATMOSPHERIC PRECIPITATIONS; BUDGETS; ENERGY SOURCES; ERRORS; SINKS; SULFUR CYCLE; URBAN AREAS; CHALCOGENIDES; OXIDES; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; POLLUTION; SEPARATION PROCESSES; SULFUR COMPOUNDS; SULFUR OXIDES 500200* -- Environment, Atmospheric-- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport-- (-1989)

Citation Formats

Nochumson, D. Comment on ''Gaseous sulfur pollutants from urban and natural sources''. United States: N. p., 1979. Web. doi:10.1080/00022470.1979.10470777.
Nochumson, D. Comment on ''Gaseous sulfur pollutants from urban and natural sources''. United States. doi:10.1080/00022470.1979.10470777.
Nochumson, D. Thu . "Comment on ''Gaseous sulfur pollutants from urban and natural sources''". United States. doi:10.1080/00022470.1979.10470777.
@article{osti_6888139,
title = {Comment on ''Gaseous sulfur pollutants from urban and natural sources''},
author = {Nochumson, D.},
abstractNote = {Nochumson raised a valid comment with regard to the sulfur budget published in the APCA Journal by Robinson and Robbins in 1970. The original assumptions made in calculating the budget were not questioned, rather the source and sink estimates were highly uncertain. The errors in the budget by Robinson and Robbins were due to the misinterpretation of the input values used for the amount of sulfur removed by precipitation scavenging. In order to correct this budget 44 x 10/sup 6/ tons per year of sea spray sulfur had to be added to the precipitation and dry deposition sink terms over the land and the oceans. To maintain balance in the steady state atmospheric sulfur budget, the biological decay source terms of sulfur for the land the oceans, which was used to enhance their budget, had to be increased by 44 x 10/sup 6/ tons sulfur per year. 5 references, 1 table.},
doi = {10.1080/00022470.1979.10470777},
journal = {J. Air Pollut. Control Assoc.; (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 29:2,
place = {United States},
year = {1979},
month = {2}
}