Current research and/or projects
Air quality modeling
- Atmospheric mercury transport, deposition and chemistry on global and regional scales
- Mercury as a contaminant, including geochemical cycling, anthropogenic emissions, toxicology, public health issues, political and economical issues
- Atmospheric transport of pollutants to the Arctic and polar atmospheric chemistry
- Model development in air quality
- Coupling weather and environmental models
Professional activities / interests
Develops and maintains GRAHM model for atmospheric mercury; Develops the interface with weather model; Develops emission modeling
In charge of GRAHM model evaluation, of analyzing emission scenarios and source-receptor relationships
Education and awards
Master of Science (high energy physics), Université de Montréal
Joint honours in mathematics and physics, Université de Montréal
Dastoor, A., D. Davignon, N. Theys, M. Van Roozendael, A. Steffen and P. Ariya. 2007. Modeling Dynamic Exchange of Gaseous Elemental Mercury at Polar Sunrise. Environ. Sci. Technol. 42:5183-5188.
Ariya, P., A. Dastoor, M. Amyot, W. Schroeder, L. Barrie, K. Anlauf, F. Raofie, A. Ryzhkov, D. Davignon, J. Lalonde and A. Steffen. 2004. Arctic: A sink for mercury. Tellus. 56B, 397-403.
Université de Montréal, Environmental and occupational health department