Sea surface as a sink of emanation products

G. Assaf, J. R. Gat

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The extent of equilibrium between Radon-222 and its shortlived daughter products was measured in air over the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. The uptake of aerosols by the sea surface is estimated from this measurement. A measurable scavenging effect was found only under stormy conditions when wave heights exceed 3 m. Lead-212 concentrations in the surface air are consistent with these scavenging effects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)385-388
Number of pages4
JournalEarth and Planetary Science Letters
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1970
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geophysics
  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Space and Planetary Science


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