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Samples of floor mossFrom the NILU annual report: Air pollution knows no borders. Particles emitted from sources far from Norway are transported through the atmosphere and deposited in Norwegian mountains and forests. Moss have proven to be especially useful when scientists want to map the atmospheric
deposition of heavy metals in the environment.

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Aircraft in the sky releasing ashIn a new article published in Nature, the team behind the «Airborne Volcanic Object Imaging Detector – AVOID» system report the results of an experiment conducted over the Atlantic Ocean. It confirmed the ability of the device to detect and quantify volcanic ash in an artificial ash cloud.

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Sofia Eirini ChatoutsidouSofia Eirini Chatoutsidou defended her PhD thesis at the Technical University of Crete on May 20 this year. The title of the thesis was “Physical processes of indoor aerosols in modern microenvironments”.
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Monitoring station at Tustervatn, with highland cattle in frontFrom the NILU annual report:  NILU owns and operates a wide range of ‘background’ stations around Norway. Situated slightly off the beaten track, these stations measure atmospheric composition and deposition, contaminants, climate forcers, the ozone layer and UV radiation.

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At MajourstuaFrom the NILU annual report:  Although European air quality has improved considerably during the last decades, it is still estimated that more than 1,500 deaths each year in Norway can be connected to bad air quality.

Most people know they can be affected by bad air quality when outside or close to traffic. But did you know that you can also be exposed to pollutants inside your car through the ventilation system?

This relatively new research area is now addressed through the ECLECTIC project, opening NILU’s way into new markets.

From the NILU annual report: Høy luftforurensning i Oslo, varselskilt over veienNew technology and new portable sensors makes it possible to monitor air quality in new ways and to a far greater extent than before. It also makes it easier to invite the general public to contribute to the research.

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