Analysis of Atmospheric Particulate Matter in Antarctica

By: Tomoki Aoyama

28 February 2011


The author, who is a staff member of Horiba Ltd., stayed for one year at Showa Station, Antarctica as a member of the 49th Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition (JARE49th) and observed atmospheric particulate matter with an XGT-5000WR X-ray analytical microscope. This was the first time that particulate matter had been analyzed at Showa Station using an X-ray analytical microscope, and this paper is a preliminary report of the analysis.

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