Metals in precipitation, Mercury in air

Updated 2011-02-11

National Environmental Monitoring Programme in Sweden, in the "Air" programme area, revised in 2007. Programme was subdivided according to the environmental quality objectives concerned. In the sub-programme "A Non-Toxic Environment" the objective is to follow concentrations and deposition of heavy metals in air and precipitation in Sweden and North part of Finland (within AMAP area). Eleven chemical parameters are measured in precipitation every month, and in the air weakly (total mercury) and monthly sampling(Hg, As,Cd, Ni, Pb, Co, Cr, Cu, Zn, Mn, V) proceeds. The project are part of international network to follow up the variation of heavy metals amounts, particularly mercury deposition in the arctic region.

This is a National Implementation Plan (NIP) project
Comments and additional information:

Measurements of metals in precipitation, in particular mercury in air are carried out at 3 stations in Sweden and one in Finland.

Time frame

Status
Ongoing
Project time span
1984 - 2099
Data collection
1984 - 2010
Data processing
1984 - 2010
Data reporting
1984 - 2009

Contact information

Contact person
Karin Sjöberg
Address
Swedish Environmental Research Institute (IVL) Box 47086, 402 58 Göteborg Sweden
Phone
+46 31 725 6245
Fax
+46 31 725 6290
Email
es.lvi@grebojs.nirak
Other project contacts
Gunilla Pihl Karlsson IVL, Phone: +46 31 725 6208 Fax: +46 31 725 6290 e-mail: Gunilla.Pihl.Karlsson@ivl.se Jonas Rodhe Swedish Environmental Protection Agency S-106 48 Stockholm, Sweden, Phone: +4610 608 1307 e-mail: jonas.rodhe@naturvardsverket.se; and Niklas Ricklund Swedish EPA Phone: 4610 608 1056 e-mail: Niklas.Ricklund@naturvardsverket.se;

Parameters and Media

Parameter groups measured/observed/modelled
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.

Analyzed metals in air: As, Cd, Ni, Pb, Co, Cr, Cu, Zn, V, every month, total gaseous mercury (TGM)and total particular mercury (TPM) 1-2 days per week. Analyzed metals in precipitation: As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Mn, Ni, Pb, Zn, V, and tot-Hg every month.

Geography

Regions studied
Arctic, Circumpolar
Europe
Fennoscandia
Finland
Lapland
Scandinavia
Sweden
Stations or areas where observations are made

Pallas (North of Finland, X: 7564800, Y: 1847100), Bredkälen (X: 7082482, Y: 1476907) and two other stations in South Sweden (Vavihill and Råö).

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?
References to key publications (or planned publications) and data reports: Related reports ar on the Swedish EPA homepage: (https://www.naturvardsverket.se:4545/sv/Tillstandet-i-miljon/Miljoovervakning/Rapporter-och-nyhetsbrev/Rapporter--Luft/) and (http://www.naturvardsverket.se/sv/Tillstandet-i-miljon/Miljoovervakning/Miljoovervakningsdata/)and http://www.naturvardsverket.se/sv/Tillstandet-i-miljon/Miljoovervakning/Programomraden/Luft/Metaller-i-luft-och-nederbord2/; as well as on Swedish Environmental Research Institute (IVL) website: (http://www.ivl.se/english/ivlstartpage/topmenu/reportspublications/downloadreport.4.360a0d56117c51a2d30800063742.html), and http://info1.ma.slu.se/), (http://www3.ivl.se/miljo/db/IVL_luft_registersida.htm), and Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) website (http://info1.ma.slu.se/); Data are also available on dynamic map of Swedish EPA's "Miljödataportal" (http://gpt.vic-metria.nu/GeoPortal/#/searchHuvudPortalMenu)in Swedish
References to key publications (or planned publications) and data reports
References to key publications (or planned publications) and data reports: Related reports ar on the Swedish EPA homepage (https://www.naturvardsverket.se:4545/sv/Tillstandet-i-miljon/Miljoovervakning/Rapporter-och-nyhetsbrev/Rapporter--Luft/) and (http://www.naturvardsverket.se/sv/Tillstandet-i-miljon/Miljoovervakning/Miljoovervakningsdata/)and http://www.naturvardsverket.se/sv/Tillstandet-i-miljon/Miljoovervakning/Programomraden/Luft/Metaller-i-luft-och-nederbord2/; as well as on Swedish Environmental Research Institute (IVL) website: (http://www.ivl.se/english/ivlstartpage/topmenu/reportspublications/downloadreport.4.360a0d56117c51a2d30800063742.html), and http://info1.ma.slu.se/), (http://www3.ivl.se/miljo/db/IVL_luft_registersida.htm), and Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) website (http://info1.ma.slu.se/); Rapports are also available on dynamic map of Swedish EPA's "Miljödataportal" (http://gpt.vic-metria.nu/GeoPortal/#/searchHuvudPortalMenu)
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.

All analyses are performed at the accredited laboratory at IVL. (www.ivl.se/vanstermeny/ivlanalys.4.360a0d56117c51a2d30800063884.html) Monitoring results follow up on the Swedish environmental goals and the EU directive (2004/107/EG) standards. Sampling of Hg (particulate) in Air/aerosol: Every other week; Hg (gaseous) in Air/aerosol: 1 day / week Hg in Bulk precipitation: Monthly.

Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
Yes
Other institutes involved in the project

Finnish Meteorolocal Institute (FMI).

Is this project reporting to other organizations/programmes?

The data are reported to EU (CLRTAP)and European Monitoring and Evaluation Programme (EMEP)

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