Major inorganic ions in North Pole snow samples

V. Karlsson, Erkki Häsänen, Olli-Pekka Nordlund

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Abstract

Major inorganic ions, pH, total N and P were analyzed in eight arctic snow samples collected in March, April and May 1984 during an expedition in the North Pole region (N83018′ W73006′ - N89.9600). The concentrations of the ions in different samples were close to each other and the values obtained seem to be representative for mean concentrations in the snow. In the sample taken from the North Pole the pH value was 5.00 while the H+-, SO2−4- and NO3-concentrations were 0.24, 6.2 and 4.3 μmol/l, respectively. The concentrations are exceedingly low and agree very well with earlier results from arctic snow samples.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1127 - 1131
Number of pages5
JournalChemosphere
Volume14
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1985
MoE publication typeNot Eligible

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Karlsson, V., Häsänen, E., & Nordlund, O-P. (1985). Major inorganic ions in North Pole snow samples. Chemosphere, 14(8), 1127 - 1131. https://doi.org/10.1016/0045-6535(85)90032-3