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Differences in spatiotemporal variations of atmospheric PAH levels between North America and Europe: Data from two air monitoring projects

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LIU Lian-Ying KUKUČKA Petr VENIER Marta SALAMOVA Amina KLÁNOVÁ Jana HITES Ronald A.

Rok publikování 2014
Druh Článek v odborném periodiku
Časopis / Zdroj Environment International
Fakulta / Pracoviště MU

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Citace
www http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0160412013002687
Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2013.11.008
Obor Znečištění a kontrola vzduchu
Klíčová slova Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons; Spatial distributions; Seasonal trends; North America; Europe
Popis Atmospheric concentrations of high molecular weight polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) were measured at five sites for almost two decades near the North American Great Lakes, as part of the Integrated Atmospheric Deposition Network (IADN), and at three remote sites around Europe, as part of the European Monitoring and Evaluation Programme (EMEP). The primary objectives were to reveal the spatial distributions, long-term temporal trends, and seasonal variations of atmospheric PAH concentrations and to investigate potential differences between these two regions. Atmospheric PAH concentrations at the urban sites in Chicago and Cleveland near Great Lakes were about 20 times (depending on PAH congener and sampling site) greater than those at the rural sites except for Kosetice in the Czech Republic. Atmospheric PAH concentrations at Kosetice, also a rural site, were about one-third of those at Chicago and Cleveland, but 10 times higher than those at other rural sites (Sturgeon Point, Sleeping Bear Dunes, Eagle Harbor, Aspvreten, and Spitsbergen). Significant long-term decreasing trends of all these PAH atmospheric concentrations were observed at Chicago and Cleveland. For the other sites, either less significant or no long-term decreasing trends were observed. Clear seasonality was observed at Sturgeon Point, Sleeping Bear Dunes, Kosetice, and Spitsbergen, with the highest PAH concentrations observed in mid-January. (C) 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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