Flux potentials of aerosols and their spatial variations in a coastal metropolis

Uygur N., SARAL A., YETİLMEZSOY K., DEMİR S., Kuzu S. L., Celikten H., ...More

Atmospheric Science Letters, vol.15, no.3, pp.227-238, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/asl2.495
  • Journal Name: Atmospheric Science Letters
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.227-238
  • Keywords: Aerosol, Chloride flux, Sodium flux, Wet candle, Wind rose analysis
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


Contribution of marine aerosols to marine boundary layer was investigated in Istanbul, Turkey. Average fluxes of Na+ and Cl- were determined to be 49.0 and 64.9mg(m2day)-1, with the highest values being 510.8 and 825.2mg(m2day)-1, respectively. Monthly fluxes of other parameters (flouride, chloride, bromide, phosphate, lithium, sodium, potassium, ammonium, nitrite, nitrate, sulfate, magnesium, calcium, zinc, lead, cobalt, cadmium, nickel, manganese, chromium, vanadium, copper, iron, aluminum and boron) were also studied. Contribution of sea salt aerosols from Black Sea was of great importance along the Bosphorous line, while other sources are also effective along the coasts of Marmara Sea. © 2014 Royal Meteorological Society.