||Preliminary Assessment of the 10 Micrometer Particulate Sampling at Eight Locations in the United States.
Rodes, C. E. ;
Evans, E. G. ;
||Environmental Monitoring Systems Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Particle size ;
Information systems ;
Air pollution ;
Performance evaluation ;
Air pollution sampling ;
Inhalable particulate network ;
Particulate matter ;
Total suspended particulate
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The first year of PM10 data from EPA's Inhalable Particulate Network are summarized and discussed. The discussion includes comparison among the various samplers and particulate size fractions. The data base is composed of measurements made on an every-sixth-day sampling schedule at 8 different locations in 1982. This preliminary review indicates that the overall ratio of PM10 to TSP is 0.485 and is a reasonably linear relationship. The relationships between PM10 and PM15 are very linear for all sites, increasing the utility of the existing PM15 data bases.