The Cd isotope composition of atmospheric aerosols from the tropical Atlantic Ocean

Bridgestock, Luke, Rehkämper, Mark, van de Flierdt, Tina, Murphy, Katy, Khondoker, Roulin, Baker, Alex R., Chance, Rosie, Strekopytov, Stanislav, Humphreys-Williams, Emma and Achterberg, Eric P. (2017) The Cd isotope composition of atmospheric aerosols from the tropical Atlantic Ocean Geophysical Research Letters, 44 (6). pp. 2932-2940. DOI 10.1002/2017GL072748.

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Stable isotope compositions can potentially be used to trace atmospheric Cd inputs to the surface ocean and anthropogenic Cd emissions to the atmosphere. Both of these applications may provide valuable insights into the effects of anthropogenic activities on the cycling of Cd in the environment. However, a lack of constraints for the Cd isotope compositions of atmospheric aerosols is currently hindering such studies. Here, we present stable Cd isotope data for aerosols collected over the Tropical Atlantic Ocean. The samples feature variable proportions of mineral dust-derived and anthropogenic Cd, yet exhibit similar isotope compositions, thus negating the distinction of these Cd sources using isotopic signatures in this region. Isotopic variability between these two atmospheric Cd sources may be identified in other areas, and thus warrants further investigation. Regardless, these data provide important initial constraints on the isotope composition of atmospheric Cd inputs to the ocean.

Document Type: Article
Additional Information: WOS:000399762700037
Keywords: Cadmium isotopes; Atmospheric aerosols; Anthropogenic impacts; Biogeochemical cycles; RSS Discovery; D361 cruise; Tropical Atlantic Ocean
Research affiliation: OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB2 Marine Biogeochemistry > FB2-CH Chemical Oceanography
Kiel University
Refereed: Yes
DOI etc.: 10.1002/2017GL072748
ISSN: 0094-8276
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2017 11:17
Last Modified: 11 May 2017 06:56

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