The composition of western Atlantic precipitation using shipboard collectors Academic Article uri icon


  • Chemical and meteorological analysis of rain events shows that rain can be collected for major ions on board ships in a contamination-free manner by using collectors on the windward side of the ship. The results also support the conclusion of Jickells et al. (1982) that rain associated with North American air masses has elevated levels of SO4=*, NO3-, and H+, while rain associated with eastern Atlantic air masses has background values. -from AuthorsDept. of Environmental Sciences, Univ. of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22903, USA.

published proceedings

  • Journal of Geophysical Research

author list (cited authors)

  • Galloway, J. N., Knap, A. H., & Church, T. M.

citation count

  • 82

complete list of authors

  • Galloway, James N||Knap, Anthony H||Church, Thomas M

publication date

  • December 1983