Large-scale monitoring of air pollution in remote and ecologically important areas

Macroecological processes

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USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station, Riverside, Etats-Unis
Environmental Systems Research Inst. (ESRI), Redlands, Etats-Unis
Inst. of Geography and Spatial Organization, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa, Pologne

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This paper provides an overview of the large scale air pollution monitoring campaigns conducted in Europe and North America in order to determine concentrations of O3, nitrogen dioxide (NO2), ammonia (NH3), nitric acidvapor (HNO3), and sulphur dioxide (SO2) in remote areas. The results, aided by geostatistical methodologies, have resulted in the creation of maps that are essential for a better understanding of the distribution of various air pollutants in the Carpathian Mountains (specifically, the Tatras, Retezat, and Bucegi ranges) in Europe; the Sierra Nevada (including Sequoia, Kings Canyon and Yosemite National Parks), the San Bernardino Mountains, the White Mountains, and Joshua Tree National Park in California; the Columbia Rivers Basin in Oregon; and the Athabasca Oil Sands Region in northern Alberta, Canada. Information on the concentrations and distribution of air pollutants which have been measured in those areas provides an understanding of their potential risks to human health, ecosystem health and sustainability, and ecosystem services.

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Article de monographie

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Geographia polonica, issn : 0016-7282, 2012, vol. 85, n°. 2, p. 25-38, nombre de pages : 14, Références bibliographiques : 47 ref.

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Pays édition : Pologne, Warszawa, Państwowe Wydawnictwo Naukowe

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