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Main Title Tethered Balloon Sampling Systems for Monitoring Air Pollution.
Author Armstrong, James A. ; Russell, Phillip A. ; Sparks, Leslie E. ; Drehmel, Dennis C. ;
CORP Author Denver Research Inst., CO.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1981
Report Number EPA-R-804829; EPA-600/J-81-383;
Stock Number PB82-126319
Additional Subjects Air pollution ; Tethered balloons ; Aerial surveys ; Sampling ; Particles ; Remote sensing ; Reprints ; Air quality ; Fugitive emissions
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB82-126319 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 12p
The paper is an overview of recent studies in which balloons, usually tethered, have been used to investigate the structure and air quality of the planetary boundary layer. It also describes a number of lightweight tethered balloon sampling systems, developed to investigate particulate and gaseous emissions from point and nonpoint sources. The sampling systems have both vertical and horizontal mobility and sample at specified altitudes for extended periods of time. Two of the balloon-borne samplers are remote controlled and have been used to monitor emissions in the plumes of point sources. A third sampler has been developed to investigate the vertical extent and downwind transport of particle emissions from fugitive sources. A fourth sampler, currently being developed, is also described.