Trends in the deposition of sulphate and total solids in London

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  • Peter Brimblecombe


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-103
Journal / PublicationScience of the Total Environment, The
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1982
Externally publishedYes


The earliest measurements of sulphate deposit in London were made in 1870, although they can be used to construct a contour map indicating elongation along the direction of the prevailing wind and rather higher values in the lee of the city they cannot be used to establish a deposition rate. However, an initially fragmentary record for the east part of the city of London begins in the 1880's and a gradual decrease of sulphate deposit is evident for much of the period. The record of the deposit of solid matter begins in 1914 and shows a decline throughout the measurements. The period of decline precedes air pollution control legislation and is attributed to social and geographic changes. © 1982.