The main objective of the project is to describe quantitatively with model calculations the global distribution behaviour of persistent organic contaminants, and to establish credibility in the results of these simulations.
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Zonally averaged multi-compartmental fate and transport model formulated in terms of fugacity
Canadian Environmental Modelling Centre, Environmental and Resource Studies, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Northern Contaminants Program, Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development Canada