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Main Title Houston urban plume study 1974 : description and summary of results /
Author Brock., James R.
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Brock, J. R.
CORP Author Texas Univ. at Austin. Dept. of Chemical Engineering.;Environmental Sciences Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, N.C.
Publisher Environmental Sciences Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1978
Report Number PB282447; EPA-600/3-78-048a; EPA-R-800871
Stock Number PB-282 447
OCLC Number 52414073
Subjects Air--Pollution--Texas--Houston ; Aerosols ; Aerosols--Texas--Houston ; Aerosals--Texas--Houston
Additional Subjects Air pollution ; Aerosols ; Plumes ; Management planning ; Texas ; Sulfur dioxide ; Nitrogen oxides ; Ozone ; Carbon monoxide ; Wind(Meteorology) ; Aerial surveys ; Light scattering ; Concentration(Composition) ; Particles ; Houston(Texas)
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKBD  EPA-600/3-78-048a Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 07/18/2003
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-3-78-048a Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
EMAM  EPA 600/3-78/048a Region 6 Library/Dallas,TX 06/05/2018
NTIS  PB-282 447 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 24 pages : illustrations, map ; 28 cm.
The 1974 Houston Urban Plume Study (HUPS) was undertaken as a preliminary investigation of some of the unresolved features of Houston's air pollution problem. HUPS was intended specifically to gain limited information on the spatial and temporal distribution of air pollutants--particularly, primary and secondary aerosols--in the Houston area as an aid should a later intensive investigation of aerosol character and transport be needed. Aerial measurements were made of the principal pollutants (SO2, NOx, O3, CO, aerosol) of the Houston area. Wind-field measurements were also made. These data were used to estimate pollutant budgets. Values for SO2 and NOx (14 metric tons/hr and 40 metric tons/hr, respectively) were reasonably comparable with values derived from emissions inventories of the Texas Air Control Board (13 and 24 metric tons/hr, respectively). On the basis of the limited sampling period, the industrial area (east of downtown Houston) apparently is the major contributor of primary air pollutants in the Houston area. In the morning hours above the mixed layer, relatively large ozone concentrations (max. 0.2 ppm)--almost certainly of photo-chemical--origin were found that correlated closely with light scattering aerosol, thus indicating the existence above the mixed layer of strong secondary aerosol sources.
"EPA-600/3-78-048a " "May 1978."