Arctic Contamination Research and Assessment Program - Monitoring and Assessing Contamination in Arctic Alaska.
Final technical rept. from 15 Jul 94-14 Jul 97,
ALASKA UNIV FAIRBANKS
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The atmosphere of the Arctic is charged with gaseous and particulate material, mostly of industrial origin during the winter and spring months. Assessing the health and environmental impacts of this phenomenon, known as Arctic Haze, in the U. S. Arctic regions represents the long term goal of this research project. The haze is primarily sulfate, but it also contains industrial signatures of trace heavy metals which have been used to establish source origins. Based on inventories of such tracers, it has been estimated that industrial sources in Eurasia contribute approximately 80 percent of the Arctic Haze, while sources in the northeastern United States make up most of the remaining fraction.
- Air Pollution and Control
- Environmental Health and Safety