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Volume 10, issue 4 | Copyright
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 1313-1321, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-10-1313-2017
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Research article 03 Apr 2017

Research article | 03 Apr 2017

Assessment of 222radon progeny loss in long tubing based on static filter measurements in the laboratory and in the field

Ingeborg Levin et al.
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222Radon is often used to parameterise atmospheric transport in the lower troposphere. It can be measured via its decay products, which are bound to aerosol. Air sampling through long tubing, which sometimes cannot be avoided at tall tower sites, may then cause severe aerosol and corresponding radon daughter activity loss. We have quantified this loss for 8.2 mm ID Decabon tubing used at European stations and provide a length-dependent correction function for this experimental setting.
222Radon is often used to parameterise atmospheric transport in the lower troposphere. It can be...
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