Pollutants in air, daily values

Updated 2017-10-16

 

This project is now part of the project : Acidifying and Eutrophifying Substances in Air and Precipitation

National Environmental Monitoring in Sweden. The project is included in a European Monitoring and Evaluation Programme network (EMEP). The subprogram main task is to check if international agreements as UN Convention on Long range Trans-boundary Air Pollution (CLTRAP) is followed. The measurements follow up the Swedish national generational goals "Natural Acidification Only", "A Non-Toxic Environment" and "Clean Air". The network comprises 10 stations, out of which three are in north Sweden, the two one are in AMAP area. Air chemistry is monitored by diffusion samplers. The following compounds are measured: SO2, SO4, tot-NH4, tot-NO3, soot, NO2. Precipitation quality is monitored following measured compounds: SO4-S, NO-N, Cl, NH4-N, Ca, Mg, Na, K, pH, EC. Metals in air and precipitation are analysed only at one north station (Bredkälen), and include: As, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Mn, Ni, Pb, Zn, V, Hg, methyl-Hg.

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

Additionaly an near ground ozone is analyzed every hour and is part of an European warning system

Time frame

Status
Terminated before completion
Project time span
1977 - 2099
Data collection
1977 - 2011
Data processing
1977 - 2011
Data reporting
1977 - 2011

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 62 90
Email
es.lvi@grebojS.niraK
Other project contacts

Jonas Rodhe Jonas.Rodhe@naturvardsverket.se Swedish Environmental Protection Agency S-106 48 Stockholm Sweden phone: +468-6981307 and Nicklas Ricklund niklas.ricklund@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.

Additional parameter groups: Eutrophication; SO2, SO4-S, NO2, NO-N, NH4, NH3, Cl, Na, K, Ca, Mg, pH, electro-conductivity.

Geography

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

In Sweden the daily monitoring within EMEP network comprises 10 stations, out of which three are in northern Sweden, two in AMAP area: Esrange (X:7541523, Y:1721062), Vindeln (X: 7133047, Y:1692049)and Bredkälen station (X:7082482, Y:1476907)close to AMAP area.

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?

Results are available on the Swedish Environmental Research Institutes (IVL) websities: (www.ivl.se); (www3.ivl.se/miljo/) and (www3.ivl.se/miljo/db/IVL_luft_registersida.htm). Data by station from clickable map. Search directly in the database. Results from the Swedish EMEP-programme are published annually in Swedish, together with results from the Swedish Precipitation Chemistry Network (www.emep.int/), and on Swedish Environmental Monitoring North of 60oN website: http://monitoringn60.slu.se/. Results are also reported to the EMEP database at NILU, to be included in the European modelling and evaluation activities (www.emep.int/). For more information contact Karin Sjöberg at IVL Göteborg, tel +46 31 725 62 00, or data can be requested by mail to datamanager@ivl.se

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

Results from the Swedish EMEP-programme are published annually, in Swedish, together with results from the Swedish Precipitation Chemistry Network. Results are also reported to the EMEP database at NILU, to be included in the European modelling (www.emep.int/) and evaluation activities (www.smed.se/). Reports are available on the Swedish Environmental Research Institutes (IVL) websities: (www.ivl.se/english/ivlstartpage/topmenu/reportspublications/downloadreport.4.360a0d56117c51a2d30800063742.html), on Swedish EPA website: (www.naturvardsverket.se/sv/Tillstandet-i-miljon/Miljoovervakning/Rapporter-och-nyhetsbrev/), and (www.naturvardsverket.se/sv/Tillstandet-i-miljon/Miljoovervakning/Rapporter-och-nyhetsbrev/Rapporter-Luft/). For more information contact Karin Sjöberg at IVL Göteborg, tel +46 31 725 62 00. More data can be requested by mail to datamanager@ivl.se

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 according to EMEPs recommendation (www3.ivl.se/miljo/db/IVL_luft_registersida.htm), and (www.naturvardsverket.se/upload/02_tillstandet_i_miljon/Miljoovervakning/programomraden/luft/Kval-dek%20Luft_%20nederbordskemi_inom_EMEP.pdf). The programme includes daily sampling of sulphur- and nitrogen compounds and HCl,as well as metals (Na, K, Ca; Mg) in air. Hourly registraion of ozone levels and sampling of precipitation for analysis of major inorganic components on a weekly basis are proceed. Air chemistry is monitored by diffusion samplers. Precipitation quality is monitored by samplers with lid, open only when it rains.

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

EMEP (European Monitoring and Evaluation Programme); SEPA (Swedish Environment Protection Agency) .

Is this project reporting to other organizations/programmes?

The data are reported to EU and EMEP, Swedish EPA, European Environment Information and Observation Network (EIONET).

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