Deposition on high altitudes

Updated 2017-10-20

The aim of this project is to measure the airborne deposition of acidifying and eutrophicating compounds (gaseous and particulate reduced and oxidised nitrogen and sulphur compounds) in air and precipitation over Sweden at high altitude. The results from this programme is used to calculate and model basic processes governing sources, atmospheric transport and sinks of atmospheric trace constituents. The observations are made at three stations. The measurements include particulate reduced and oxidised nitrogen and sulphur compounds in gaseous and particulate form in air and precipitation.

This is not a National Implementation Plan (NIP) project
Comments and additional information:

Regional monitoring programme.

 

 

Time frame

Status
Ongoing
Project time span
2002 - 2099
Data collection
2002 - 2017
Data processing
2002 - 2017
Data reporting
2002 - 2017

Contact information

Contact person
Gunilla Pihl-Karlsson
Address

Swedish Environmental Research Institute (IVL ) Box 530 21 400 14 Göteborg Sweden

Phone
+ 46107886758
Email
es.lvi@nosslrak.lhip.allinug
Other project contacts

Martin Ferm (IVL), Phone: +46107886774, E-mail: martin.ferm@ivl.se

Tove Lundeberg (AMAP representative) Swedish Environmental Protection Agency S-106 48 Stockholm, Sweden, Phone: +46106981611, E-mail: tove.lundeberg@naturvardsverket.se

 

Parameters and Media

Parameter groups measured/observed/modelled
Acidification parameters
Heavy metals
Other metals/elements
Media sampled/studied/modelled
Air/aerosol
Precipitation/snow
Additional information or further specification of types of data / information collected, species / tissues / organs sampled, etc.

Ammonium, Conductivity, Deposition, Eutrophication, Ca, Calcium, Cl, Chloride, K, Potassium, Mg, Magnesium, Na, pH, N, Nitrogen, Nitrate, NO3, NH4, NH3, HNO3, SO4, S, Sodium, Sulphur, Sulphate, SO2, Throughfall.

Geography

Regions studied
Arctic, Circumpolar
Europe
Fennoscandia
Lapland
Scandinavia
Sweden

Data availability

Are data archived or planned to be archived at an AMAP Thematic Data Centre?
No
If no (or only part of data are reported to a TDC), where and how are (other) data stored?

Swedish Environmental Research Institute (IVL), website www.ivl.se

Results are available direcly from database (in Swedish only): http://www.krondroppsnatet.ivl.se/2.2f3a7b311a7c8064438000623414.htmlFor more information contact Martin Ferm at IVL, (martin.ferm@ivl.se) or Gunilla Pihl-Karlsson: gunilla.pihl.karlsson@ivl.se 

References to key publications (or planned publications) and data reports

Swedish Environmental Research Institute (IVL) Throughfall Monitoring Network, Website: http://www.krondroppsnatet.ivl.se/2.2f3a7b311a7c8064438000623414.html

Swedish EPA DiVA portal: http://naturvardsverket.diva-portal.org/smash/search.jsf?dswid=-5612

Publications concerning deposition on high altitude in the Swedish mountains (in Swedish): http://www.ivl.se/sidor/omraden/luft/luftovervakning/nationell-overvakning/lufthalter-och-deposition-pa-hog-hojd-i-svenska-fjallen.html

Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?
No

Methods & Procedures

Procedures and methodology used for, e.g., sampling and sample storage, sample pretreatment, extraction and analysis, including which laboratories are involved, references to methods employed, etc.

Concentrations of acidifying and eutrophicating compounds in the air are measured with a filterpack method. All analyses are performed at the accredited laboratory at IVL according to EMEPs recommendation.

 

Description of method (In Swedish): http://www.naturvardsverket.se/Stod-i-miljoarbetet/Vagledningar/Miljoovervakning/Handledning/Metoder/Programomrade-Luft/

Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
No
Other institutes involved in the project

Swedish EPA; Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI)

Is this project reporting to other organizations/programmes?

Swedish EPA, also reporting to European Topic Centre on Air and Climate Change (EIONET)

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