To improve quantitative interpretation of ice core aeolian dust records, a systematic methodological comparison was made. This involved methods for water-insoluble particle counting (Coulter counter and laser-sensing particle detector), soluble ion analysis (ion chromatography and continuous flow analysis), elemental analysis (inductively coupled plasma mass spectroscopy at pH 1 and after full acid digestion), and water-insoluble elemental analysis (proton induced X-ray emission). Antarctic ice core samples covering the last deglaciation from the EPICA Dome C (EDC) and the EPICA Dronning Maud Land (EDML) cores were used. All methods correlate very well among each other, but the ratios of glacial age to Holocene concentrations, which are typically a factor ∼100, differ between the methods by up to a factor of 2 with insoluble particles showing the largest variability. The recovery of ICP-MS measurements depends on the digestion method and is different for different elements and during different climatic periods. EDC and EDML samples have similar dust composition, which suggests a common dust source or a common mixture of sources for the two sites. The analyzed samples further reveal a change of dust composition during the last deglaciation. © 2008 American Chemical Society.
Ruth, U., Barbante, C., Bigler, M., Delmonte, B., Fischer, U., Gabrielli, P., et al. (2008). Proxies and measurement techniques for mineral dust in Antarctic ice cores. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, 42(15), 5675-5681.
|Citazione:||Ruth, U., Barbante, C., Bigler, M., Delmonte, B., Fischer, U., Gabrielli, P., et al. (2008). Proxies and measurement techniques for mineral dust in Antarctic ice cores. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, 42(15), 5675-5681.|
|Tipo:||Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico|
|Carattere della pubblicazione:||Scientifica|
|Titolo:||Proxies and measurement techniques for mineral dust in Antarctic ice cores|
|Autori:||Ruth, U; Barbante, C; Bigler, M; Delmonte, B; Fischer, U; Gabrielli, P; Gaspari, V; Kaufmann, P; Lambert, F; Maggi, V; Marino, F; Petit, JR; Udisti, R; Wagenbach, D; Wegner, A; Wolff, E|
|Data di pubblicazione:||7-mag-2008|
|Rivista:||ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/es703078z|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|