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AFFILIATIONS

Université de Montréal, Environmental and occupational health department

AWARDS / EDUCATION

Master of Science (high energy physics), Université de Montréal

Joint honours in mathematics and physics, Université de Montréal

 

Didier Davignon

Scientist in Air Quality Modeling - Issue response in air quality (modelling & analysis)

CURRENT S&T / RESEARCH - 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

KEY PUBLICATIONS

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.

Expertise Categories associated with this S&T Expert:

Air
     Adaptation & Impacts
          Computer analysis and modelling
          Environmental contaminants
          Environmental prediction
     Air Pollution & Quality
          Atmospheric chemistry
          Atmospheric transport
          Contaminants
          Emissions
          Heavy metals
          Ozone
          Particulate matter
          Risk assessment
Arctic & Northern
     Contaminants
          Atmospheric environment
          Heavy metals
          Mercury
          Emissions
Weather & Meteorology
     Atmospheric Modelling
          Environmental prediction
          Numeric modelling
          Photochemistry
          Simulation