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dc.contributor.authorBengtson Nash, SM
dc.contributor.authorWild, S
dc.contributor.authorBroomhall, S
dc.contributor.authorBohlin-Nizzetto, P
dc.date.accessioned2021-06-21T06:29:31Z
dc.date.available2021-06-21T06:29:31Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.issn2073-4433
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/atmos12060668
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/405247
dc.description.abstractContinuous atmospheric sampling was conducted between 2010–2015 at Casey station in Wilkes Land, Antarctica, and throughout 2013 at Troll Station in Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica. Sample extracts were analyzed for polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), and the naturally converted brominated compound, 2,4,6-Tribromoanisole, to explore regional profiles. This represents the first report of seasonal resolution of PBDEs in the Antarctic atmosphere, and we describe conspicuous differences in the ambient atmospheric concentrations of brominated compounds observed between the two stations. Notably, levels of BDE-47 detected at Troll station were higher than those previously detected in the Antarctic or Southern Ocean region, with a maximum concentration of 7800 fg/m3 . Elevated levels of penta-formulation PBDE congeners at Troll coincided with local building activities and subsided in the months following completion of activities. The latter provides important information for managers of National Antarctic Programs for preventing the release of persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic substances in Antarctica.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageen
dc.publisherMDPI AG
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom668
dc.relation.ispartofissue6
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAtmosphere
dc.relation.ispartofvolume12
dc.subject.fieldofresearchAtmospheric Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Science and Management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0401
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0502
dc.titleBrominated flame retardants in antarctic air in the vicinity of two all-year research stations
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationBengtson Nash, SM; Wild, S; Broomhall, S; Bohlin-Nizzetto, P, Brominated flame retardants in antarctic air in the vicinity of two all-year research stations, Atmosphere, 2021, 12 (6), pp. 668
dcterms.licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.date.updated2021-06-21T01:25:14Z
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gro.rights.copyright© 2021 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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gro.griffith.authorBengtson Nash, Susan
gro.griffith.authorWild, Seanan J.


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