The Southern African Regional Science Initiative (SAFARI 2000) was conducted in part to investigate the impacts of the large-scale transport and deposition of increasingly anthropogenic emissions on southern African biogeochemical cycling. Aerosol samples from the Mongu site in eastern Zambia were collected diurnally for a period of two weeks during August and September of 2000 and analyzed to identify chemical biomarkers during the SAFARI 2000 dry season field campaign.
These data include bulk organic carbon, nitrogen and sulfur stable isotopic measurements of total suspended particulates and gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) analysis of fatty acids extracted from collected aerosols. These data were used to chemically describe temporal variability in aerosol compositions.
More information can be found at: http://daac.ornl.gov/daacdata/safari2k/atmospheric/billmark/comp/billmark_README_2006.pdf
Cite this data set as follows:
Billmark, K. A., R. J. Swap, and S. A. Macko. 2006. SAFARI 2000 Aerosol Fatty Acid and Stable Isotope Data, Mongu, Dry Season 2000. Data set. Available on-line [http://daac.ornl.gov/] from Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A. doi:10.3334/ORNLDAAC/828.
Billmark, K. A., R. J. Swap, and S. A. Macko. 2003. Characterization of sources for southern African aerosols through fatty acid and trajectory analyses. J. Geophys. Res. 108, D13, 8503, doi:10.1029/2002JD002762.
Billmark, K. A., R. A. Swap, and S. A. Macko. 2005. Stable isotope and GC/MS characterization of southern African aerosols. South African Journal of Science 101(3-4):177-179.
Information about the site location, field and laboratory methods, data format, and parameters measured is found in the following file: http://daac.ornl.gov/daacdata/safari2k/atmospheric/billmark/comp/billmark_README_2006.pdf.
Data Users please note that detection limits are not currently reported with these data. Detection limits have been requested from the Investigator.