Record Display for the EPA National Library Catalog


Main Title National Air Pollution Background Network 1976-1980.
Author Evans, Gary ; Finkelstein, Peter ; Martin, Barry ; Possiel, Norman ; Graves, Maurice ;
CORP Author Environmental Monitoring and Support Lab.-Cincinnati, OH.
Year Published 1982
Report Number EPA-600/4-82-058;
Stock Number PB83-100412
Additional Subjects Air pollution ; Ozone ; Oxygen toxicity ; Monitors ; Standards ; Regression analysis ; Photochemical oxidants ; Environmental monitoring ; Air pollution monitors ; Cluster analysis ; National forests
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB83-100412 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 56p
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service has established a network of air monitoring stations designed to measure levels of ozone in remote areas within the contiguous 48 states. There are currently eight sites, at various National Forests, which measure ozone, wind speed and direction, temperature, relative humidity, and solar radiation. This is a study of the network data gathered from 1976 through 1980 with analytical emphasis on the year 1979, for which the most complete meteorological and ozone records were available. The mean ozone level for 1979 at these sites fell within the range of 0.025 ppm to 0.04 ppm. At most sites, there were several days in 1979 when hourly concentrations of ozone exceeded 0.08 ppm. Examination of several individual days in 1979 with relatively high ozone levels using a back trajectory model showed that in almost all of these cases, the air had passedover large urban areas within the previous three days. The hypothesis is presented that high levels of ozone at remote sites may be due in part to the long range transport of ozone and/or its precursors.