Date of Completion

Spring 6-14-2013

Thesis Advisor(s)

Penny Vlahos

Honors Major

Environmental Science


Environmental Health and Protection | Environmental Monitoring | Other Environmental Sciences


Using data derived from one site in the global atmospheric passive sampling (GAPS) network, seasonal and inter-annual trends in concentrations for target pollutants were evaluated. Chemical physical properties such as Henry’s Law constant and the octanol-air partition co-efficient (Koa) were poor indicators of seasonality, but certain weather factors such as temperature and precipitation gave good correlations with contaminant concentration variability. Localized studies such as these will help add finer resolution to the study of global transport of persistent organic pollutants.