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Possible future petroleum activity around Jan Mayen. Consequences of emissions to air.

Solberg, S.; Svendby, T.; Gjerstad, K.I.; Liu, L.; Wathne, B.M.; Skjelkvåle, B.L.; Høgåsen, T.; Aarrestad, P.A.; Gjershaug, J.O.

Publication details

Series: NILU OR 32/2012

Publisher: NILU

Year: 2012

ISBN: 978-82-425-2528-4

File: NILU OR 32/2012 (pdf)

Summary: Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU), Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA) and the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA) have concidered the effects on the environment of emissions of NOx, SO2 and particulate matter into the air from any future petroleum activity in the waters around Jan Mayen. It is estimated deposition of nitrogen, sulfur and particulates - also formation of ozone is calculated. It is also considered what effect it has on nature. Calculations indicate that emissions most likely will not lead to negative effects on vegetation and fauna of the terrestrial impact area.