wet deposition


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wet deposition

n.
The transfer of pollutants from the atmosphere to the earth by inclusion or solution in precipitation. Wet deposition typically involves gases and particulate matter, and especially acidic compounds or radioactive particles.
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The equipment is designed to systematically monitor wet deposition and atmospheric contractions of mercury and to tackle the transnational mercury pollution.
These pollutants can dissolve in precipitation and then return to surface through wet deposition. Precipitation that contains a large amount of pollutants would cause a series of negative ecological effects on the surface ecosystem, for example, soil acidification, eutrophication, and biodiversity reduction.
We provide a comprehensive analysis of the long-range transport and wet deposition of Arctic BC and attribute most of the seasonal cycle to the seasonality of wet deposition.
Ammonia volatilization is undesirable, because ammonia is atmospheric pollutant that can pollute terrestrial and aquatic environments through dry and wet deposition [1].
dry, wet, and gravitational deposition, in which the most important is rainwater washing and cleaning (wet deposition).
Some of related studies in literature focused on atmospheric concentrations while others investigated atmospheric dry and wet deposition fluxes.
The resulting rainfall in theory scavenges polluting particles from the air through a process called "wet deposition." But the plan has serious flaws, many experts say.
In the arid Four Corners region, GOM dry deposition alone can exceed the estimated total mercury wet deposition [11].
Wet deposition flux is conventionally calculated using the concentration measured in precipitation samples and the amount of precipitation recorded in the analysis period.
Avoiding this mixing is especially relevant for solution-processed devices, since it can also be caused by the wet deposition process itself.
We call this "dry deposition," and it causes damage, just like wet deposition (rain, snow, etc.).