Glacier air pollution study

Regions: Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut

Tags: contaminants, glaciology, historical data, glacial history

Principal Investigator: Barrie, Len A. (1)
Licence Number: 12417
Organization: Atmospheric Environment Service
Licensed Year(s): 1993
Issued: Jan 01, 1993
Project Team: R. Koerner, D. Fisher, P. Wahlin

Objective(s): To measure seasonal variation of potentially toxic air contaminants on the Agassiz Glacier where historical chemical records are being recovered in order to document the historic records of air pollutants.

Project Description: This study is measuring the amount of contaminants that are present in the air over the Agassiz Glacier on Ellesmere Island. Two automatic samplers will be installed on this glacier to record contaminant levels. This research will aid other research that is being done on the Agassiz Glacier which is collecting data about contaminants that were present in the past and are now locked into the ice.