Stationary systematic observations of pollution in atmospheric air and precipitation. During 2000, observations of contaminant levels in atmospheric air in the cities of Murmansk, Nickel, Monchegorsk, Salekhard and Norilsk were conducted. Monitoring of sulphur and nitrogen compounds in air and precipitation was continued at the above locations and also at Yaniskosky (Kola peninsula) and Pinega (Arkhangelsk region) under the EMEP programme framework. Observations of CO2 were continued at the Teriberk station. Observations of the chemical content of atmospheric precipitation were carried out at 5 stations in the Arctic network of stationary observations: in the Krasnoshelye settlement area (Kola peninsula), Naryan-Mar (Pechora river area), Dikson Island, Turuhansk (Yenisey river area), and Kusyur settlement area (Lena river). Under a joint Russian-Canadian-AMAP project, monitoring of POPs and (from 2001) mercury in air at the Amderma site is conducted.
Contaminant levels in urban air: Norilsk - dust, SO2, CO, NO, NO2, formaldehyde, hydrogen sulphide, phenol, chlor, benz(a)pyrene, heavy metals Murmansk - dust, SO2, CO, NO, NO2, formaldehyde, mercury, benz(a)pyrene, heavy metals Monchegorsk - dust, SO2, CO, NO, NO2, formaldehyde, benz(a)pyrene, heavy metals EMEP monitoring: Yaniskosky (Kola peninsula) and Pinega (Arkhangelsk region) - SOx, NOx Trace gas monitoring: Teriberk - CO2 Preciptiation monitoring: Krasnoshelye settlement area (Kola peninsula), Naryan-Mar (Pechora river area), Dikson Island, Turuhansk (Yenisey river area), and Kusyur settlement area (Lena river) - contaminants in precipitation Background air monitoring: Amderma - POPs (2000/2001) and mercury (from 2001)
Stationary observations of contaminant levels in air in Russian cities: Sampling 4 times per day at 6 hr intervals (1:00, 7:00, 13:00 and 19:00 hours Moscow time) using filters and adssorbing tubes. EMEP programme: Sampling air and precipitation according to EMEP protocols CO2 monitoring: 4 times per month. Air samples analysed at the Major Geophysical Observatory - Voeykov Precipitation monitoring undert he stationary observation network: Integrated precipitation samples every month POPs and mercury in air: Filter plugs for POPs split for analyses by SPA 'Typhoon' and Canadian partner laboratories. Mercury by Tekran.
Amderma site operated under Russian-Canadaian-AMAP joint cooperation (Canadian partner: Meteorological Service of Canada)
Relevant data reported to EMEP
Other projects concerning EMEP monitoring Canadian project on monitoring at Amderma