Aerosol Composition

Rosenstiel school
Joe Prospero's group has been collecting and analyzing air filter samples at RSMAS since 1989, with the daily-mean measurements for 1996 shown here, reproduced from Prospero, JGR, 1999. The aerosols are typed as dust, sea salt, non-sea-salt sulfate and nitrate. The sampling is continuing to this day. These data along with similar data from Barbados contribute to the IPCC assessments.