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The significance of the grasshopper effect on the atmospheric distribution of persistent organic substances



Year of publication 2005
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Geophysical Research Letters
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Science

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Field Air pollution and control
Keywords DDT; model; atmospheric pollution; grasshopper effect
Description Slowly degradable, semivolatile organic compounds (SOCs) may undergo more than one volatilization-transportdeposition cycle through the atmosphere (multi hopping). The significance of this process for the potential for longrange transport (LRT) is addressed for the first time. The results suggest that both transport by singlehopping and multihopping contribute significantly to LRT of DDT and gHCH (lindane) and to accumulation in high latitudes.
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