Resolute Bay is one of Canada’s northernmost communities, and is one of the coldest inhabited places in the world.
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Aboriginal Government/ Homeland
Site for Observing/Monitoring
Main Research Disciplines
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Climatology, Environmental Sciences
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.
Stratospheric ozone; aerosols, including black carbon; air pollutants
Nunavut Research Institute (NRI) Scientific Research Licence
Special Rules and Regulations
Local External Resources
Nearest Medical Service