Distribution of atmospheric marine salt depositions over Continental Western Europe.

Marine pollution bulletin

PubMedID: 16772114

Delalieux F, Van Grieken R, Potgieter JH. Distribution of atmospheric marine salt depositions over Continental Western Europe. Mar Pollut Bull. 2006;52(6):606-11.
This contribution describes the distribution of marine salt aerosols in Belgium, France and Spain, as obtained from applying a kriging model to a set of data. The data was collected over a period of nine years and included wet as well as dry deposition results. It was found that the concentration of the salt particles decreased the fastest in Spain and the slowest in Belgium with increasing inland distance from the sea. These findings have implications for the degradation of monuments and historical buildings as a result of salt attack and ingress that often accompany degradation due to air pollution.