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The fallout rate of PB-210 on the western coast of the United States

Geophysical Research Letters

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https://doi.org/10.1029/GL010i012p01164

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Abstract

The deposition rate of atmospheric Pb-210 has been measured during a one year period using plastic funnels as collectors. Observed rates were 0.15 dpm cm−2 yr−1 at a site in Palo Alto, California and 0.21 dpm cm−2 yr−1 at a site in Los Angeles. The Palo Alto value agrees well with a long-term average of 0.14 dpm cm−2 yr−1, obtained from a nearby salt marsh core. These rates are only one-third of those previously estimated using global models for Pb-210 fallout and indicate the need to consider both longitude and precipitation as factors controlling fallout rates. More than 75% of the Pb-210 fallout occurs as wet deposition at the Los Angles site.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
The fallout rate of PB-210 on the western coast of the United States
Series title:
Geophysical Research Letters
DOI:
10.1029/GL010i012p01164
Volume:
10
Issue:
12
Year Published:
1983
Language:
English
Publisher:
AGU Publications
Contributing office(s):
San Francisco Bay-Delta
Description:
4 p.
First page:
1164
Last page:
1167
Online Only (Y/N):
N
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N