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Contaminant profiles of air and soil around Casey station, Antarctica; Discerning local and distant contaminant sources
Entry ID: ASAC_3115

Abstract: The primary input of Persistent Organic Pollutant (POP) contamination to the Antarctic is expected to be via Long Range Atmospheric Transport (LRAT) from emissions in neighbouring Southern hemisphere nations. In addition to LRAT, system input of POPs must increasingly consider alternate pathways. Human activity in the Antarctic represents a potential direct source of both legacy and current-use ... View entire text
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Spatial coordinates   
  N: -66.25   S: -66.3   E: 110.55   W: 110.45

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Dataset Originator/Creator: Bengston-Nash, S.
Dataset Title: Contaminant profiles of air and soil around Casey station, Antarctica; Discerning local and distant contaminant sources
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2015-02-20
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2010-01-01
Stop Date: 2010-12-31
Quality A high-volume flow-through atmospheric sampler was installed throughout 2010 in a remote location, 3 km upwind from Casey station . In addition, four soil samples were collected at various locations around Casey station. Air samples were analysed for organochlorine pesticides, including dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) and hexachlorohexane (HCH) isomers; polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). Soil samples were analysed for dioxins and furans, PCBs, PBDEs and DDT and HCH isomers. All analyses were conducted at the Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU), Norway.
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Seanan Wild, David McLagan, Martin Schlabach, Rossana Bossi, Darryl Hawker, Roger Cropp, Catherine K. King, Jonathan S. Stark, Julie Mondon, and Susan Bengtson Nash (2014), An Antarctic Research Station as a Source of Brominated and Perfluorinated Persistent Organic Pollutants to the Local Environment, Environmental Science and Technology, 10, doi:doi:10.1021/es5048232
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2012-03-06
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-07-10