Michael Stovern

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Mining operations are potential sources of airborne particulate metal and metalloid contaminants through both direct smelter emissions and wind erosion of mine tailings. The warmer, drier conditions predicted for the Southwestern US by climate models may make contaminated atmospheric dust and aerosols increasingly important, due to potential deleterious(More)
Mining operations are potential sources of airborne particulate metal and metalloid contaminants through both direct smelter emissions and wind erosion of mine tailings. The warmer, drier conditions predicted for the Southwestern US by climate models may make contaminated atmospheric dust and aerosols increasingly important, due to potential deleterious(More)
1 Institute of Atmospheric Physics, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA kursinski@atmo.arizona.edu 2 CIRES, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, USA NASA Goddard Institute for Space Science (GISS), New York, New York, USA 4 Steward Observatory, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA 5 Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of(More)
Wind erosion, transport and deposition of windblown dust from anthropogenic sources, such as mine tailings impoundments, can have significant effects on the surrounding environment. The lack of vegetation and the vertical protrusion of the mine tailings above the neighboring terrain make the tailings susceptible to wind erosion. Modeling the erosion,(More)
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