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Main Title Measurement of light hydrocarbons and oxidant transport : Houston area 1976 /
Author Westberg, H. ; Allwine, K. ; Robinson., E.
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Author Title of a Work
Westberg, H.
Allwine, K. J.
Robinson, E.
CORP Author Washington State Univ., Pullman. Air Resources Section.;Environmental Sciences Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, N.C.
Publisher Environmental Sciences Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1978
Report Number PB285891; EPA-600/3-78-062; EPA-68-02-2298
Stock Number PB-285 891
OCLC Number 52414063
Subjects Hydrocarbons--Texas--Houston ; Photochemical oxidants--Texas--Houston
Additional Subjects Air pollution ; Texas ; Concentration(Composition) ; Ozone ; Halogen organic compounds ; Particles ; Carbon monoxide ; Hydrocarbons ; Nitrogen oxides ; Air quality data ; Houston(Texas)
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKBD  EPA-600/3-78-062 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 07/18/2003
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-3-78-062 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ESAD  EPA 600-3-78-062 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-285 891 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 240 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
An extensive air pollutant monitoring program, including ground level and aerial sampling, was carried out in the Houston area during the month of July 1976. Measurements included ozone, oxides of nitrogen, PAN, methane, carbon monoxide, individual hydrocarbons (C2-C10), halocarbons, condensation nuclei, and visual distance plus numerous meteorological parameters. Specific areas of interest included (1) oxidant formation and transport within the Houston urban plume, (2) relationships between ozone layers aloft and the vertical temperature profile, (3) composition and effects of refinery and petrochemical emissions on the local Houston air mass, and (4) identification and quantitation of individual C2-C10 hydrocarbons in the Houston atmosphere. Results of this field program showed that the city of Houston serves as a strong pollutant source. Ozone concentrations were generally high in downwind areas. During the study period, there were no 'blanket' areas of ozone in southern Texas. Therefore, high oxidant levels observed in Houston are a direct result of the precursors emitted in the Houston area.
"EPA-600/3-78-062." "July 1978." "PB 285 891"--NTIS.