PCB and Organoclorine Pesticides at the Korean Arctic and Antarctic Research Station: Implication for Long-Range TransportEntry ID: ECA015
Abstract: Air samplers for one year at the Korean polar research stations at Ny-Alesund, Norway (2005-2006) and King George Island, Antarctica (2004- 2005) were positioned to assess levels and patterns of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and organo-chlorine pesticides (OCPs) in polar regions. The backward trajectories suggested that the Antarctic area was affected by long-range transport from source regions ... in the southern tip of South America. The results were consistent with the hypothesis of global fractionation and long-range transport. Relatively high levels of PCB-11, averaging 60 pg m-3, suggesting an unusual source of PCB-11 to the Southern Hemisphere were also observed. The difference of concentration in term of ΣPCBs reflects the hemispheric distribution of global PCB emissions; the average level of ΣPCB (excluding three mono CBs and PCB-11) was five times higher in the Arctic (95 pg.m-1 range).
Start Date: 2004-12-18Stop Date: 2006-08-01
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Choi, S. D., Baek, S. Y., Chang, Y. S., Wania, F., Ikonomou, M. G., Yoon, Y. J., Park, B. K., and Hong, S., 2008: Passive air sampling of polychlorinated biphenyls and organochlorine pesticides at the Korean Arctic and Antarctic research stations: Implications for long-range transport and local pollution. Environmental Science & Technology, 42, 7125-7131.
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DIF Creation Date: 2010-05-25
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27