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Modeling Dry Deposition of Dust Along the Dalton Highway

  • R. Lamprecht
  • W. Graber
Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 120)

Abstract

The Dalton Highway is a gravel road that was constructed in 1974 for transport of materials required in building the trans-Alaska pipeline. Presently, the road serves as a supply link between Fairbanks and the northern oil fields at Prudhoe Bay. The Dalton Highway is heavily traveled by large vehicles (we counted an average of 130 trucks per day during the summer of 1991). These vehicles generate large dust plumes in their wake (Fig. 15.1) particularly during periods of dry weather. This dust is deposited on the adjacent vegetation where it has detrimental effects on some arctic species (Everett 1980; Santelmann and Gorham 1988; Walker and Everett 1987; Auerbach 1992; see Chaps. 3, 9, 11, and 18, this Vol.).

Keywords

Heavy Particle Deposition Velocity Settling Velocity Road Dust Dust Load 
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