Atmospheric deposition of35S

  • S. Osaki
  • Y. Tagawa
  • T. Chijiiwa
  • S. Sugihara
  • Y. Maeda
Environmental Assay: Environmental Radioactivity


The35S content in atmospheric deposition, aerosol and rain water was determined about every 10 days for a year with7Be,32P and some stable elements. Average35S concentrations were 110 mBq·m−2·d−1 for atmospheric deposition, 0.078 mBq·m−3 for aerosol in surface air and 45 mBq·l−1 for rain water. The ratios of7Be/35S were abnormally low, although most of32P/7Be showed the reasonable values corresponding to the residence times from 10 to 60 days. The excess35S suggests an external source of35S or/and a faster cycle of35S than that of7Be and32P.


Physical Chemistry Inorganic Chemistry External Source Atmospheric Deposition Rain Water 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Osaki
    • 1
  • Y. Tagawa
    • 2
  • T. Chijiiwa
    • 2
  • S. Sugihara
    • 1
  • Y. Maeda
    • 2
  1. 1.Radioisotope CenterKyushu University 16FukuokaJapan
  2. 2.Department of Chemistry, Faculty of ScienceKyushu University 33FukuokaJapan

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