Articles | Volume 17, issue 2
Research article
27 Jan 2020
Research article |  | 27 Jan 2020

Trace element composition of size-fractionated suspended particulate matter samples from the Qatari Exclusive Economic Zone of the Arabian Gulf: the role of atmospheric dust

Oguz Yigiterhan, Ebrahim Mohd Al-Ansari, Alex Nelson, Mohamed Alaa Abdel-Moati, Jesse Turner, Hamood Abdulla Alsaadi, Barbara Paul, Ibrahim Abdullatif Al-Maslamani, Mehsin Abdulla Al-Ansi Al-Yafei, and James W. Murray


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (17 Sep 2019) by S. Wajih A. Naqvi
AR by Oguz Yigiterhan on behalf of the Authors (17 Sep 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (18 Sep 2019) by S. Wajih A. Naqvi
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (31 Oct 2019)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (02 Nov 2019)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (08 Nov 2019) by S. Wajih A. Naqvi
AR by Lorena Grabowski on behalf of the Authors (21 Nov 2019)  Author's response
ED: Publish as is (02 Dec 2019) by S. Wajih A. Naqvi
AR by Oguz Yigiterhan on behalf of the Authors (10 Dec 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
We analyze net-tow samples of plankton and associated particulate matter from the Exclusive Economic Zone, Qatar, Arabian Gulf, using net tows with mesh sizes of 50 and 200 μm to examine the composition of plankton populations. We also focus on the role and composition of the atmospheric dust, representative of terrigenous material, deposited in the Gulf. We concluded that Al, Fe, Cr, Co, Mn, Ni, Pb, and Li are of dust origin and As, Cd, Cu, Mo, Zn, and Ca are of anthropogenic/biogenic origin.
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