Investigating relationships between aerosol and rainwater compositions at different locations in Turkey

Turkum A., Pekey H., Pekey B., Tuncel G.

ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH, vol.89, no.4, pp.315-323, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 89 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.atmosres.2008.03.010
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.315-323
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


Chemical compositions of atmospheric aerosol and rainwater samples collected at four different locations in Turkey were compared to investigate the relationship between aerosol and rainwater compositions. Results showed that aerosol composition could be reflected closely in rainwater composition if below-cloud processes dominate in-cloud processes. This was clearly observed for crustal elements at all stations and for most elements at the urban station. However, at rural stations there were differences in rain and aerosol that were attributed to significant contributions from in-cloud processes.