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The Border Air Quality and Meteorological Study (BAQS-Met) is a major collaborative effort between university, federal and provincial government scientists to further understand the impacts of trans boundary flow of pollutants, lake effects and gas/particle processes on the high levels of air pollutants that frequently and episodically occur in south western Ontario, particularly in the Windsor-Essex-Chatham-Kent (WECK) region. During an intensive field study; June 18-July 10, 2007, scientists converged on the WECK region, bringing millions of dollars worth of scientific equipment to collect data in the region.  The university initiative in this study was composed of atmospheric scientists from York University, University of Toronto, University of Western Ontario and University of Windsor.  The Centre for Atmospheric Chemistry led the university initiative in funding, planning and executing the first phase of the study; the data collection phase. The university's involvement was supported by a grant from the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, and was welcomed by the federal government scientists in Environment Canada, who were responsible for leading the BAQS-Met study.  Click for more information.

Updated on August 24th, 2016.