Open Access Article

Title: The FMI emission inventory and source-receptor calculations across Finland's eastern border

Authors: Marke Hongisto

Addresses: Finnish Meteorological Institute, Erik Palmenin Aukio 1, P.O. Box 503, FI-00101, Helsinki, Finland

Abstract: The source-receptor calculations of European monitoring and evaluation program (EMEP) between Finland and Russia have been discussed in the Finnish public media in autumn 2013 after the Russian environmental organisation Green Patrol accused Western countries of polluting the Kola Peninsula. The air pollution fluxes between Russia and Nordic countries calculated with the EMEP western centre are based on emission data, which in North-Western Russia are significantly lower than in other European emission inventories. In this paper, North-Western Russian air emissions and the pollution fluxes between Finland, Russia and the Baltic Sea are discussed.

Keywords: emissions inventories; deposition; sulphur; nitrogen; source-receptor matrixes; Finland; Russia; Murmansk Oblast; Karelia; Leningrad Oblast; St. Petersburg; air pollution; air quality; pollution fluxes.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEP.2015.076580

International Journal of Environment and Pollution, 2015 Vol.58 No.1/2, pp.15 - 26

Received: 11 Dec 2014
Accepted: 07 Oct 2015

Published online: 16 May 2016 *