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

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

Contact information

Contact person
Gunilla Pihl-Karlsson

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

+ 46107886758
Other project contacts

Martin Ferm (IVL), Phone: +46107886774, E-mail:

Tove Lundeberg (AMAP representative) Swedish Environmental Protection Agency S-106 48 Stockholm, Sweden, Phone: +46106981611, E-mail:


Parameters and Media

Parameter groups measured/observed/modelled
Acidification parameters
Heavy metals
Other metals/elements
Media sampled/studied/modelled
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.


Regions studied
Other metals/elements
Other metals/elements
Other metals/elements
Other metals/elements
Other metals/elements
Other metals/elements

Data availability

Are data archived or planned to be archived at an AMAP Thematic Data Centre?
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

Results are available direcly from database (in Swedish only): more information contact Martin Ferm at IVL, ( or Gunilla Pihl-Karlsson: 

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

Swedish Environmental Research Institute (IVL) Throughfall Monitoring Network, Website:

Swedish EPA DiVA portal:

Publications concerning deposition on high altitude in the Swedish mountains (in Swedish):

Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?

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):

Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
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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