Investigation of the Wet and Dry Deposition of Acidic and Heavy-Metal Components

  • H.-W. Georgii
  • C. Perseke
  • E. Rohbock
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 6)


The transfer of atmospheric trace-gases and of aerosol-particles to the earth surface is determined mainly by two mechanisms: wet and dry deposition. Wet deposition can be described by the product of the precipitation-rate and the concentration of trace-substance in rain. In the following paper the regional distribution of wet and dry deposition of acidic and heavy-metal components will be discussed on the basis of results gained with a deposition-network in the Federal Republic of Germany and compared with measurements from other parts of Europe. Maxima of wet deposition are found either in polluted areas with high concentrations of trace-substances in rain or in non-polluted areas with elevated precipitation-rate, like mountains. With respect to the ratio of wet and dry deposition of heavy-metal aerosols, the size distribution of aerosols concerned is of major importance. This is clearly shown the different heavy-metal components are compared.


Federal Republic Deposition Velocity Total Deposition Sulfur Deposition Mountain Station 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H.-W. Georgii
    • 1
  • C. Perseke
    • 1
  • E. Rohbock
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Meteorology and GeophysicsUniversity of Frankfurt/MGermany

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