Resolute Bay

Resolute Bay is one of Canada’s northernmost communities, and is one of the coldest inhabited places in the world.

Name Email Phone Number
Primary Contact Carrie Taylor carrie.taylor@canada.ca (416) 739-4433
Secondary Contact Sangeeta Sharma Sangeeta.sharma@canada.ca (416) 739-5820

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Owner
Environment and Climate Change Canada

Membership
Regular Member

Latitude
74.68

Longitude
-94.93

Location
Resolute

Territory/ Province
Nunavut

Aboriginal Government/ Homeland
N/A

Facility Type
Site for Observing/Monitoring

Research Hinterland
Atmosphere

Main Research Disciplines
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Climatology, Environmental Sciences

Research History
Stratospheric ozone measurements are made using Brewer spectrophotometers and ozonesondes. Ozonesonde measurements have been conducted at Resolute Bay since 1966, making the Canadian record associated with this site the longest in the world. An AEROCAN monitoring station measures optical properties of aerosols. AEROCAN is a sub-network of AERONET run by NASA. Measurements of surface concentrations of certain air pollutants were initiated at this site in 2013/14 to assess the impact of emissions from ships in the Canadian Arctic.

Current Projects
Stratospheric ozone; aerosols, including black carbon; air pollutants

Power
Generator

Communications
N/A

Local Transportation
N/A

Equipment Storage
N/A

Dormitory/Sleeping Facilities
None

Dining/Kitchen Facilities
None

Laboratory Facilities
None

Fuel Availability
N/A

Research Requirements
Nunavut Research Institute (NRI) Scientific Research Licence

Special Rules and Regulations
N/A

Local External Resources
N/A

Nearest Medical Service
N/A

Safety Considerations
N/A

Cost
N/A

Other Information
N/A

Last Updated
2016-05-02