The Urban Measurements Project—The Urban Atmosphere Observatory

EPA Grant Number: CR830890C001
Subproject: this is subproject number R830890C001 , established and managed by the Center Director under grant CR830890
(EPA does not fund or establish subprojects; EPA awards and manages the overall grant for this center).

Center: Center for Environmental Science
Center Director: Frederick, John
Title: The Urban Measurements Project—The Urban Atmosphere Observatory
Investigators: Gaffney, Jeffrey S. , Coulter, Richard L. , Doskey, Paul V. , Frederick, John , Marley, Nancy A.
Institution: Argonne National Laboratory , University of Chicago
EPA Project Officer: Chung, Serena
Project Period: July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004 (Extended to June 30, 2005)
RFA: Targeted Research Center (2003) Recipients Lists
Research Category: Targeted Research

Objective:

This project seeks to establish and operate an array of instruments devoted to measuring various aspects of the urban physical and chemical environments. Collectively these sensors comprise the Urban Atmosphere Observatory (UAO) located on the University of Chicago campus. The objective of this research project is to acquire high quality datasets related to urban radiative energy fluxes and atmospheric composition. This information is the primary input to the companion project in the Center for Environmental Science devoted to data analysis and modeling.

Publications and Presentations:

Publications have been submitted on this subproject: View all 2 publications for this subprojectView all 9 publications for this center

Supplemental Keywords:

urbanization, solar radiation, thermal radiation, particulate matter, carbon, atmospheric energetics, air, atmosphere, modeling, monitoring, Chicago, Illinois,, RFA, Scientific Discipline, Ecosystem Protection/Environmental Exposure & Risk, Environmental Chemistry, Monitoring/Modeling, Environmental Monitoring, Atmospheric Sciences, atmospheric measurements, ambient particle properties, chemical characteristics, Urban Atmosphere Observatory, air quality model, air quality assessments, aerosol analyzers, atmospheric chemistry

Progress and Final Reports:

  • 2004 Progress Report
  • Final

  • Main Center Abstract and Reports:

    CR830890    Center for Environmental Science

    Subprojects under this Center: (EPA does not fund or establish subprojects; EPA awards and manages the overall grant for this center).
    CR830890C001 The Urban Measurements Project—The Urban Atmosphere Observatory
    CR830890C002 The Urban Data Analysis and Modeling Project
    CR830890C003 Attenuation of Ultraviolet Solar Radiation by Cloudy Skies: Links to Urban Air Quality
    CR830890C004 Measurements of Black Carbon in Chicago: Implications for Controls on Diesel Emissions
    CR830890C005 Attenuation of Visible Sunlight by Limited Visibility and Cloudiness
    CR830890C006 The Energy Balance of Urban Microclimates