Articles | Volume 15, issue 5
Research article
09 Mar 2015
Research article |  | 09 Mar 2015

Air quality monitoring in communities of the Canadian Arctic during the high shipping season with a focus on local and marine pollution

A. A. Aliabadi, R. M. Staebler, and S. Sharma


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In an effort to characterize the effect of shipping on Arctic air quality during the 2013 shipping season, air-quality monitoring stations were installed in Cape Dorset and Resolute, Nunavut, Canada, to measure NOx, SO2, PM2.5, O3, and BC. Results indicate that on the order of 5--25% of local cumulative exposure to these pollutants is due to ship emissions. This approach is complementary to pollution measurements at the source and has wider applications for the impact of traffic on air quality.
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