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Main Title Evaluation of contribution of wind blown dust from the desert to levels of particulate matter in desert communities /
Author Record, Frank. ; Baci, Lisa A.
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Baci, Lisa A.
CORP Author GCA Corp., Bedford, MA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards ; National Technical Information Service [distributor],
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA/450-2-80-078; EPA-68-02-2607; PB81100489
Stock Number PB81-100489
OCLC Number 08270340
Subjects Dust--Environmental aspects--United States. ; Deserts--United States.
Additional Subjects Air pollution ; Urban areas ; Dust ; Deserts ; Wind(Meteorology) ; Air pollution standards ; Total suspended particulates ; Southwest Region(United States) ; Phoenix(Arizona) ; Tucson(Arizona) ; Las Vegas(Nevada) ; Reno(Nevada) ; Cities
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 450-2-80-078 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 12/15/2014
EKBD  EPA-450/2-80-078 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 08/13/1999
ESAD  EPA 450-2-80-078 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB81-100489 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation ix, 101 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
This report uses existing data and studies to assess the impact of windblown desert dust on the attainment of TSP standards in major cities situated in desert environments in the Southwestern U.S. Primary emphasis is placed on four cities: Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona; and Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada. It is concluded that: (1) the contribution of windblown dust from the undisturbed desert floor to particulate levels in desert communities is very small and should be considered as part of the background; (2) if human activities repeatedly break up the desert crust, local violations of the 24-hour standards are likely; (3) there is substantial agreement on the principal source categories of fugitive dust contributing to the nonattainment problem and the characteristics of urban areas most affected by each category.
"GCA Corporation." "August 1980." Includes bibliographical references. "Contract no. 68-02-2607, task no. 41." "EPA/450-2-80-078."