Pollutants in air, monthly values, Precipitation chemistry, monthly sampling.Ozone measurements, passive sampling.S- and N-components in air with passive sampling.

Updated 2017-10-20


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

National Environmental Monitoring Programme. National Environmental Monitoring Programme. The PMK Network is part of the national network for deposition measurements. The aim is (i) a long-term monitoring of concentration and deposition of selected air transported compounds caused acidification and eutrophication in different parts of Sweden; (ii) to generate knowledge about long-term variation in the field deposition, (iii) to give the background data from low polluted areas for calculation of pollutants deposition in more polluted areas the monitoring of pollutants in air and precipitations are proceed. Ozon and air samples for analysis of sulphur and nitrogen compounds, HCl as well as basic metal ions (Na, K, Ca, Mg, are taken on a monthly basis in air and precipitation. Ozone, as well as sulphur and the nitrogen compound particles are measured in air, and sulphur and nitrogen compounds, base cations, pH and electro-conductivity in precipitation.

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

The precipitation chemistry network consists of approximately 25 stations in rural areas throughout the country (of these 8 stations are at present within or very close to the AMAP area). Monthly sampling of precipitation for analysis of major inorganic compounds is performed at all of the stations. Monitoring of substances in precipitation have proceeded since 1983 and in air since 1994 at monitoring stations across the country. There are currently sixteen monitoring sites for precipitation and eight for air. Measurements have previously been made at a further ten stations (including the stations in the AMAP-area).

Time frame

Project time span
1983 - 2099
Data collection
1983 - 2011
Data processing
1983 - 2011
Data reporting
1983 - 2011

Contact information

Contact person
Karin Sjöberg

Swedish Environmental Research Institute (IVL) Box 47086 402 58 Göteborg Sweden and also Annika Svensson Tel. +46 (0) 31 725 62 47 annika.svensson@ivl.se

+46 31 725 62 45
+46 31 725 6290
Other project contacts

Jonas Rodhe, Swedish Environmental Protection Agency S-106 48 Stockholm, Sweden phone: +4610 6981307 e-mail: Jonas.Rodhe@naturvardsverket.se, Nicklas Ricklund niklas.ricklund@naturvardsverket.se Annika Svensson Swedish Environmental Research Institute (IVL) Tel. +4631 725 6247 annika.svensson@ivl.se

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.

Eutrophication, Contamination, Ammonium, Conductivity, Calcium, Ca, Chlorine, Cl, K, Nitrogen dioxiner; Magnesium, Mg, Natrium, Na, SO4, NO3, NH4, Nitrat, Sulphur, Sulphat, Ozon, pH, Potassium.


Regions studied
Arctic, Circumpolar
Stations or areas where observations are made

The stations in the AMAP area: Abisko (X: 7588000, Y:1634000), Ammarnäs (X: 7319000, Y: 1514000), Esrange (7541000, Y: 1721000), Pålkem (7379000, Y: 1760000), Reivo (X: 7303000, Y:1646000), Rickleå (7119000, Y: 1751000), and Bredkälen (X: 7082000, Y: 1476907), Sandnäset (X: 7078000, Y: 1334000). Precipitation measurements are carried out at all the stations, air measurements in Pålkem and Rickleå stations.

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) Box 47086, 402 58 Göteborg, Sweden www.ivl.se Results from the Swedish Precipitation Chemistry network are published annually in Swedish, together with the monitoring results from the Swedish EMEP-stations. A selection of results are availible online: Swedish Environmental Research Institute (IVL) websities: (www3.ivl.se/miljo/) and (www3.ivl.se/miljo/db/IVL_luft_registersida.htm); also on Swedish EPA website: (www.naturvardsverket.se/sv/Tillstandet-i-miljon/Miljoovervakning/Miljoovervakningsdata/), and on Swedish Environmental Monitoring North of 60oN website (http://monitoringn60.slu.se/); as well as on: European Monitoring and Evaluation Programme (EMEP) website (www.emep.int/),European Environment Information and Observation Network (EIONET)(http://eionet.europa.eu/). For more information contact Karin Kindbom at IVL Göteborg, tel +4631 725 62 00. More data can be requested by mail to datamanager@ivl.se

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

Rapportering are available on websities: Swedish Environmental Research Institute (IVL), published annually in Swedish: (www.ivl.se/english/ivlstartpage/topmenu/reportspublications/downloadreport.4.360a0d56117c51a2d30800063742.html), and (www3.ivl.se/miljo), Swedish EPA website (www.naturvardsverket.se/sv/Tillstandet-i-miljon/Miljoovervakning/Rapporter-och-nyhetsbrev/Rapporter--Luft/); Swedish Environmental Monitoring North of 60oN: (http://monitoringn60.slu.se/), European Monitoring and Evaluation Programme (EMEP) (http://emep.int/index.html), and on European Environment Information and Observation Network (EIONET) website: (http://eionet.europa.eu/). For more information contact datamanager@ivl.se

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.

All analyses are performed at the accredited laboratory at IVL according to EMEPs recommendation. All analyses are performed at the accredited laboratory at IVL according to EMEPs recommendation. Air chemistry sampling are proceed with diffusion sampler, precipitation chemistry and metals in precipitation are determined with open sampler method. The programme includes weekly 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. See also (www.itm.su.se/reflab/) and (www.naturvardsverket.se/upload/02_tillstandet_i_miljon/Miljoovervakning/programomraden/luft/Kval-dek%20Luft_%20nederbordskemi_inom_EMEP.pdf).

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;

Is this project reporting to other organizations/programmes?

The data are reported to EU (CLRTAP)and European Monitoring and Evaluation Programme (EMEP); Swedish EPA; European Environment Information and Observation Network (EIONET)

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