Journal article

Characterization of aerosols over the Great Barrier Reef: The influence of transported continental sources

Zhenyi Chen, Robyn Schofield, Peter Rayner, Tianshu Zhang, Cheng Liu, Claire Vincent, Sonya Fiddes, Robert George Ryan, Joel Alroe, Zoran D Ristovski, Ruhi S Humphries, Melita D Keywood, Jason Ward, Clare Paton-Walsh, Travis Naylor, Xiaowen Shu

Science of The Total Environment | ELSEVIER | Published : 2019

Abstract

The rapid environmental changes in Australia prompt a more thorough investigation of the influence of transportation, local emissions, and optical-chemical properties on aerosol production across the region. A month-long intensive measurement campaign was conducted during spring 2016 at Mission Beach, a remote coastal site west of the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) on the north-east coast of Australia. One aerosol pollution episode was investigated in early October. This event was governed by meteorological conditions and characterized by the increase in black carbon (BC) mass concentration (averaged value of 0.35 ± 0.20 μg m-3). Under the influence of the continental transportation, a new layer o..

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Grants

Awarded by Australia Government via the Australia Research Council LIEF funding


Awarded by ARC Discovery project


Awarded by Australian Research Council's Centre of Excellence programs


Awarded by National Key Research and Development Program of China


Funding Acknowledgements

The AIRBOX container and many of the instruments used in this campaign were funded by the Australia Government via the Australia Research Council LIEF funding (LE150100048). The field work was supported by the ARC Discovery project (DP150101649). Robyn Schofield was supported by Australian Research Council's Centre of Excellence programs (CE110001028 and CE170100023). Zhenyi Chen was supported by Youth Innovation Promotion Association CAS, and National Key Research and Development Program of China (2018YFC0213100, 2017YFC0213002). The authors also gratefully acknowledge the NOAA Air Resources Laboratory (ARL) for providing the HYSPLIT transport and dispersion model used in this research. The synoptic information are from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology.