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Main Title Big Bend Regional Aerosol and Visibility Observational Study. Final Report. September 2004.
Author M. L. Pitchford ; I. Tombach ; M. Barna ; K. A. Gebhart ; M. C. Green
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
E. Knipping
N. Kumar
W. C. Malm
B. Pun
B. A. Schichtel
CORP Author National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Silver Spring, MD. Air Resources Lab.; EPRI, Palo Alto, CA.; Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.; National Park Service, Washington, DC.; Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Austin, TX.
Year Published 2011
Stock Number PB2011-110192
Additional Subjects Air quality ; Aerosols ; Air pollution monitoring ; Visibility ; Technical overviews ; Study design ; Implementation ; Emissions ; Measurements analyses ; Attribution analysis ; Modeling methods ; Source attribution methods ; Lessons learned ; Environmental monitoring ; Pollution sources ; Texas ; Big Bend Regional Aerosol and Visibility Observational (BRAVO) Study ; Big Bend National Park (BBNP)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2011-110192 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 310p
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the National Park Service, and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality sponsored the Big Bend Regional Aerosol and Visibility Observational (BRAVO) Study, with technical support provided by the Electric Power Research Institute. The BRAVO Study involved a four-month intensive monitoring period from July through October 1999, followed by a four-year data analysis and modeling effort to assess the causes of haze in Big Bend National Park (BBNP), Texas. The study was specifically designed to use extensive measurements with multiple independent attribution methods to estimate haze contributions from source regions and source types. However, the BRAVO Study was not designed as a regulatory study; and it is beyond the scope of the study to evaluate or to recommend potential control strategies for visibility improvement at the Park. The purpose of this executive summary is to concisely state the most important results and conclusions in a form that is usable to policy makers and the public.