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Characteristics of 14C and 13C of carbonate aerosols in dust storm events in China
Description: In contrast with its decrease in western China deserts, the dust storm event in eastern China, Korea, and Japan shows an increase in frequency. Although the drylands in northeastern China have been recognized as an important dust source, the relative contributions of dust transport from the drylands and deserts are inconclusive, thus the quantification of dust storm sources in downwind area remains a challenge. Here scientists measured the 14C and 13C contents in carbonates of dust samples from six sites in China, which were collected for the duration of dust storm events in drylands, deserts, and urban areas. [Source: Atmospheric Research]
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Source: Atmospheric Research
Publish Date: 10/1/2015
Reading Level: Expert
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