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Main Title Atmospheric turbidity over the United States from 1967-1976 /
Author Robinson, Elmer, ; Valente, Ralph J.
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Author Title of a Work
Valente, Ralph J.
CORP Author Washington State Univ., Pullman.;Environmental Sciences Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Sciences Research Laboratory ; Center for Environmental Research Information [distributor],
Year Published 1982
Report Number EPA-600/3-82-076; EPA-R-806124
Stock Number PB82-239369
OCLC Number 700467573
Subjects Atmospheric turbidity--United States ; Air--Pollution--United States
Additional Subjects Turbidity ; Air pollution ; Urbanization ; Mathematical models ; Regression analysis ; Trends ; Climatology ; Air mass analysis ; Seasonal variations ; Southeastern Region(United States)
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EKBD  EPA-600/3-82-076 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 02/07/2011
NTIS  PB82-239369 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation ix 95 pages : illustrations, maps, charts ; 28 cm
Geographical, seasonal and long term variations in turbidity for the period 1967-1976 from the EPA/NOAA turbidity network are described. A model relating atmospheric turbidity to relative urbanization is also presented. The 1967-1976 data show that increases in annual average nonurban turbidity since the first five years of turbidity monitoring (1961-1966) are primarily found over the southeastern United States with increases of about 30%. During 1967-1976 annual average turbidity increases primarily at stations in the Southeast. This increase is due mostly to increasing summer turbidity. The model which is developed involves the separation of annual average urban turbidity into background and local effects terms where local effects are related to the local urban area population.
EPA project officer: Herbert Viebrock. Includes bibliographical references (pages 46-48). "March 1982." "EPA-600/3-82-076."