NILU - Norsk institutt for luftforskning er en uavhengig stiftelse etablert i 1969.

NILUs forskning har som formål å øke forståelsen for prosesser og effekter knyttet til klimaendringer, atmosfærens sammensetning, luftkvalitet og miljøgifter.

På bakgrunn av forskningen leverer NILU integrerte tjenester og produkter innenfor analyse, overvåkning og rådgivning. NILU er opptatt av å opplyse og gi råd til samfunnet om klimaendringer og forurensning og konsekvensene av dette.

NILU har en sterk posisjon nasjonalt og internasjonalt, og er blant de ledende fagmiljøer i verden innenfor flere av sine fagfelt.

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  • Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), oxy- and nitro-PAHs in ambient air of the Arctic town Longyearbyen, Svalbard 

    Drotikova, Tatiana; Ali, Aasim Musa Mohamed; Halse, Anne Karine; Reinardy, Helena; Kallenborn, Roland (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
    Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are not declining in Arctic air despite reductions in their global emissions. In Svalbard, the Longyearbyen coal-fired power plant is considered to be one of the major local sources ...
  • The urban dispersion model EPISODE v10.0 – Part 1: An Eulerian and sub-grid-scale air quality model and its application in Nordic winter conditions 

    Hamer, Paul David; Walker, Sam-Erik; Sousa Santos, Gabriela; Vogt, Matthias; Vo, Dam Thanh; Lopez-Aparicio, Susana; Schneider, Philipp; Ramacher, Martin O. P.; Karl, Matthias (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
    This paper describes the Eulerian urban dispersion model EPISODE. EPISODE was developed to address a need for an urban air quality model in support of policy, planning, and air quality management in the Nordic, specifically ...
  • The NORMAN Association and the European Partnership for Chemicals Risk Assessment (PARC): let’s cooperate! 

    Dulio, Valeria; Koschorreck, Jan; van Bavel, Bert; van den Brink, Paul; Hollender, Juliane; Munthe, John; Schlabach, Martin; Aalizadeh, Reza; Agerstrand, Marlene; Ahrens, Lutz; Allan, Ian; Alygizakis, Nikiforos; Barceló, Damià; Bohlin-Nizzetto, Pernilla; Boutroup, Susanne; Brack, Werner; Bressy, Adele; Christensen, Jan H.; Cirka, Lubos; Covaci, Adrian; Derksen, Anja; Deviller, Genevieve; Dingemans, Milou M. L.; Engwall, Magnus; Fatta-Kassinos, Despo; Gago-Ferrero, Pablo; Hernández, Félix; Herzke, Dorte; Hilscherová, Klára; Hollert, Henner; Junghans, Marion; Kasprzyk-Hordern, Barbara; Keiter, Steffen; Kools, Stefan A. E.; Kruve, Anneli; Lambropoulou, Dimitra; Lamoree, Marja; Leonards, Pim; Lopez, Benjamin; López de Alda, Miren; Lundy, Lian; Makovinská, Jarmila; Marigómez, Ionan; Martin, Jonathan W.; McHugh, Brendan; Miège, Cécile; O'Toole, Simon; Perkola, Noora; Polesello, Stefano; Posthuma, Leo; Rodriguez-Mozaz, Sara; Roessink, Ivo; Rostkowski, Pawel; Ruedel, Heinz; Samanipour, Saer; Schulze, Tobias; Schymanski, Emma L.; Sengl, Manfred; Tarabek, Peter; Hulscher, Dorien Ten; Thomaidis, Nikolaos; Togola, Anne; Valsecchi, Sara; van Leeuwen, Stefan; von der Ohe, Peter; Vorkamp, Katrin; Vrana, Branislav; Slobodnik, Jaroslav (Others, 2020)
    The Partnership for Chemicals Risk Assessment (PARC) is currently under development as a joint research and innovation programme to strengthen the scientific basis for chemical risk assessment in the EU. The plan is to ...
  • WACCM simulations: Decadal winter-to-spring climate impact on middle atmosphere and troposphere from medium energy electron precipitation 

    Guttu, Sigmund; Orsolini, Yvan J.; Stordal, Frode; Limpasuvan, Varavut; Marsh, Daniel R. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
    Energetic particle precipitation is one of the main processes by which the sun influences atmospheric composition and structure. The polar middle atmosphere is chemically disturbed by the precipitation-induced production ...
  • Equinor Mongstad. Spredningsberegninger av utslipp til luft. 

    Berglen, Tore Flatlandsmo; Svendby, Tove Marit; Tønnesen, Dag; Solberg, Sverre (NILU rapport;3/2020, Research report, 2020)
    NILU har vurdert spredning av utslipp til luft fra Mongstad raffineri. Bakgrunnen er krav fra Miljødirektoratet i forbindelse med ny virksomhetstillatelse. Fokus i studien er på NOx, SOx og støv/partikler. Timemiddelkons ...
  • Data report 2018. Particulate matter, carbonaceous and inorganic compounds. 

    Hjellbrekke, Anne-Gunn (EMEP/CCC-Report;1/2020, Research report, 2020)
  • Monitoring of environmental contaminants in air and precipitation. Annual report 2019. 

    Bohlin-Nizzetto, Pernilla; Aas, Wenche; Nikiforov, Vladimir (NILU report;6/2020, Research report, 2020)
    This report presents environmental monitoring data from 2019 and time-trends for the Norwegian programme for Long-range atmospheric transported contaminants. The results cover 200 organic compounds (regulated and non-regulated), ...
  • Evaluation of traffic control measures in Oslo region and its effect on current air quality policies in Norway 

    Sousa Santos, Gabriela; Sundvor, Ingrid; Vogt, Matthias; Grythe, Henrik; Haug, Tormod Wergeland; Høiskar, Britt Ann Kåstad; Tarrasón, Leonor (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
    Urban air pollution is a challenge in several European cities. For most Norwegian cities, the major challenge is the reduction of the NO2 annual mean concentration in order to comply with the limit value in the European ...
  • Ozone measurements 2018 

    Hjellbrekke, Anne-Gunn; Solberg, Sverre (EMEP/CCC-Report;2/2020, Research report, 2020)
  • VOC measurements 2018 

    Solberg, Sverre; Claude, Anja; Reimann, Stefan; Sauvage, Stéphane (EMEP/CCC-Report;4/2020, Research report, 2020)
    This report presents VOC (volatile organic compound) measurements carried out during 2018 at EMEP monitoring sites. In total, 20 sites reported VOC-data from EMEP VOC sites this year. Some of the data-sets are considered ...
  • Survey of emissions of volatile organic chemicals from handheld toys for children above 3 years 

    Bohlin-Nizzetto, Pernilla; Schmidbauer, Norbert (NILU report;12/2020, Research report, 2020)
    NILU has, on behalf of the Norwegian Environment Agency, performed a screening study to identify volatile organic chemicals (VOCs) emitted from handheld toys for children. The goal was to identify individual VOCs emitted ...
  • Changes in net ecosystem exchange over Europe during the 2018 drought based on atmospheric observations 

    Thompson, Rona Louise; Broquet, G; Gerbig, C.; Koch, T; Lang, M.; Monteil, Guillaume; Munassar, S; Nickless, Alecia; Scholze, M.; Ramonet, Michel; Karstens, Ute; van Schaik, Erik; Wu, Z; Rödenbeck, C. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
    The 2018 drought was one of the worst European droughts of the twenty-first century in terms of its severity, extent and duration. The effects of the drought could be seen in a reduction in harvest yields in parts of Europe, ...
  • Aerosol carbonaceous, elemental and ionic composition variability and origin at the Siberian High Arctic, Cape Baranova 

    Manousakas, Manousos; Popovicheva, Olga; Evangeliou, Nikolaos; Diapouli, Evangelia; Sitnikov, Nikolay; Shonija, N.; Eleftheriadis, Konstantinos (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
    Aerosol particles are major short-lived climate forcers, because of their ability to interact with incoming solar radiation. Therefore, addressing mean levels and sources of Arctic aerosols is of high importance in the ...
  • A global analysis of climate-relevant aerosol properties retrieved from the network of Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) near-surface observatories 

    Laj, Paolo; Bigi, Alessandro; Rose, Clemence; Andrews, Elisabeth; Myhre, Cathrine Lund; Coen, Martine Collaud; Lin, Yong; Wiedensohler, Alfred; Schulz, Michael; Ogren, John A.; Fiebig, Markus; Gliss, Jonas; Mortier, Augustin; Pandolfi, Marco; Petäjä, Tuukka; Kim, Sang-Woo; Aas, Wenche; Putaud, Jean-Philippe; Mayol-Bracero, Olga; Keywood, Melita; Labrador, Lorenzo; Aalto, Pasi; Ahlberg, Erik; Arboledas, Lucas Alados; Alastuey, Andrés; Andrade, Marcos; Artiñano, Begoña; Ausmeel, Stina; Arsov, Todor; Asmi, Eija; Backman, John; Baltensprenger, Urs; Bastian, Susanne; Bath, Olaf; Beukes, Johan Paul; Brem, Benjamin T.; Bukowiecki, Nicolas; Conil, Sébastien; Couret, Cedric; Day, Derek; Dayantolis, Wan; Degorska, Anna; Eleftheriadis, Konstantinos; Fetfatzis, Prodromos; Favez, Olivier; Flentje, Harald; Gini, Maria I.; Gregorič, Asta; Gysel-Beer, Martin; Hallar, A. Gannet; Hand, Jenny; Hoffer, András; Hueglin, Christoph; Hooda, Rakesh K.; Hyvärinen, Antti; Kalapov, Ivo; Kalivitis, Nikos; Kasper-Giebl, Anne; Kim, Jeong Eun; Kouvarakis, Giorgos; Kranjc, Irena; Krejci, Radovan; Kulmala, Markku; Labuschagne, Casper; Lee, Hae-Jung; Lihavainen, Heikki; Lin, Neng-Huei; Löschau, Gunter; Luoma, Krista; Marinoni, Angela; Dos Santos, Sebastiao Martins; Meinhardt, Frank; Merkel, Maik; Metzger, Jean-Marc; Mihalopoulos, Nikolaos; Nguyen, Nhat Anh; Ondráček, Jakub; Pérez, Noemi; Perrone, Maria Rita; Petit, Jean-Eudes; Picard, David; Pichon, Jean-Marc; Pont, Veronique; Prats, Natalia; Prenni, Anthony; Reisen, Fabienne; Romano, Salvatore; Sellegri, Karine; Sharma, Sangeeta; Schauer, Gerhard; Sheridan, Patrick; Sherman, James Patrick; Schütze, Maik; Schwerin, Andreas; Sohmer, Ralf; Sorribas, Mar; Steinbacher, Martin; Sun, Junying; Titos, Gloria; Toczko, Barbara; Tuch, Thomas; Tulet, Pierre; Tunved, Peter; Vakkari, Ville; Velarde, Fernando; Velasquez, Patricio; Villani, Paolo; Vratolis, Sterios; Wang, Sheng-Hsiang; Weinhold, Kay; Weller, Rolf; Yela, Margarita; Yus-Diez, Jesus; Ždímal, Vladimir; Zieger, Paul; Ziková, Naděžda (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
    Aerosol particles are essential constituents of the Earth's atmosphere, impacting the earth radiation balance directly by scattering and absorbing solar radiation, and indirectly by acting as cloud condensation nuclei. In ...
  • Concentration Fluctuations from Localized Atmospheric Releases 

    Cassiani, Massimo; Bertagni, Matteo B.; Marro, Massimo; Salizzoni, Pietro (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
    We review the efforts made by the scientific community in more than seventy years to elucidate the behaviour of concentration fluctuations arising from localized atmospheric releases of dynamically passive and non-reactive ...
  • Ground-based measurements of total ozone column amount with a multichannel moderate-bandwidth filter instrument at the Troll research station, Antarctica 

    Sztipanov, Milos; Tumeh, Lubna; Li, Wei; Svendby, Tove Marit; Kylling, Arve; Dahlback, Arne; Stamnes, Jakob J.; Hansen, Georg; Stamnes, Knut (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
    Combining information from several channels of the Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU-UV) irradiance meter, one may determine the total ozone column (TOC) amount. A NILU-UV instrument has been deployed and operated ...
  • Car tire crumb rubber: Does leaching produce a toxic chemical cocktail in coastal marine systems? 

    Halsband-Lenk, Claudia; Sørensen, Lisbet; Booth, Andy; Herzke, Dorte (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
    Crumb rubber granulate (CRG) produced from end of life tires (ELTs) is commonly applied to synthetic turf pitches (STPs), playgrounds, safety surfaces and walkways. In addition to fillers, stabilizers, cross-linking agents ...
  • Anthropogenic, Direct Pressures on Coastal Wetlands 

    Newton, Alice; Icely, John; Cristina, Sónia; Perillo, Gerardo M.; Turner, R. Eugene; Ashan, Dewan; Cragg, Simon; Luo, Yongming; Tu, Chen; Li, Yuan; Zhang, Haibo; Ramesh, Ramachandran; Forbes, Donald L.; Solidoro, Cosimo; Béjaoui, Béchir; Gao, Shu; Pastres, Roberto; Kelsey, Heath; Taillie, Dylan; Nhan, Nguyen; Brito, Ana C; de Lima, Ricardo; Kuenzer, Claudia (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
    Coastal wetlands, such as saltmarshes and mangroves that fringe transitional waters, deliver important ecosystem services that support human development. Coastal wetlands are complex social-ecological systems that occur ...
  • Monitoring of the atmospheric ozone layer and natural ultraviolet radiation. Annual Report 2019. 

    Svendby, Tove Marit; Hansen, Georg H.; Bäcklund, Are; Nilsen, Anne-Cathrine (NILU report;11/2020, Research report, 2020)
    This report summarizes the results from the Norwegian monitoring programme on stratospheric ozone and UV radiation measurements. The ozone layer has been measured at three locations since 1979: In Oslo/Kjeller, Tromsø/Andøya ...
  • Regionalized environmental impacts of construction machinery 

    Ebrahimi, Babak; Wallbaum, Holger; Jakobsen, Pål Drevland; Booto, Gaylord Kabongo (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
    PURPOSE: This study aims to establish a regionalized environmental impact assessment of construction machinery equipped with diesel engines certified by the European emission standard Stage V, and operated in cold climatic ...

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