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Main Title Size and Composition of Visibility-Reducing Aerosols in Southwestern Plumes.
Author Macias, Edward S.; Blumenthal, Donald L.; Anderson, Jerry A.; Cantrell, Bruce K.;
CORP Author Washington Univ., St. Louis, MO. Dept. of Chemistry.;Environmental Sciences Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA-600/J-80-357;
Stock Number PB82-132556
Subjects Visibility; Aerosols; Air pollution; Particle size distribution; Chemical composition; Aerial surveys; Spatial distribution; Light scattering; Combustion products; Industrial wastes; Plumes; Electric power plants; Reprints; Copper smelters; Coal fired power plants
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Library   Call Number Additional Info Location Date Modified
NTIS PB82-132556 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
Collation 27p
Abstract The southwestern United States desert and mountain areas are generally characterized by very good visibility. Until recent years, scenic vistas of natural landmarks and mountains with a visual range of over 100 miles were common. These vistas have been considered a major resource of the Southwest, and numerous national parks, forests, and monuments have been created to preserve them. The tourism resulting from the Southwest's scenery has played a major role in the economy of the region. In this paper, the authors describe the results of the fall 1977 aircraft measurements of Project VISTTA. The Southwest visibility-reducing aerosol is characterized with regard to spatial distribution, particle size distribution, and chemical composition as a function of size. The emissions from a copper smelter and a coal-fired power plant in the region, as measured in elevated plumes, are characterized with regard to chemical composition as a function of size. The contribution of various species to light scattering is also quantitatively assessed.
Supplementary Notes Pub. in Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, v338 p233-257, 15 May 80. Prepared in cooperation with Meteorology Research, Inc., Santa Rosa, CA., and SRI International, Menlo Park, CA.
NTIS Title Notes Journal article.
Title Annotations Reprint: Size and Composition of Visibility-Reducing Aerosols in Southwestern Plumes.
PUB Date Free Form 1980
Category Codes 13B; 68A; 97R
NTIS Prices PC A03/MF A01
Primary Description 600/09
Document Type NT
Control Number 323808607
Cataloging Source NTIS/MT
Origin NTIS
Type CAT