Articles | Volume 18, issue 19
Research article
01 Oct 2018
Research article |  | 01 Oct 2018

Characterization of trace gas emissions at an intermediate port

Aldona Wiacek, Li Li, Keane Tobin, and Morgan Mitchell


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Short summary
Trace gas concentrations were measured at Halifax Harbour – an intermediate harbour integrated into the downtown core. We observed extended (~ 9 h) emission accumulations and also calculated marine sector emissions in the harbour. Regulated trace gas emissions were 2.8 % higher during cruise ship season (cruise ships contributed 18 % of emissions in season). Shipping NOx emissions were 4.2 times greater than those of a nearby 500 MW stationary source and were comparable to vehicle NOx emissions.
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