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Main Title Particulate Data from the First Year of Monitoring in Phoenix. Part 1. Fine and Coarse Mass.
Author Suggs, J. ; Shreffler, J. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. National Exposure Research Lab.
Publisher 1997
Year Published 1997
Report Number EPA/600/A-97/054;
Stock Number PB97-192587
Additional Subjects Air pollution monitors ; Particulated ; Filtration ; Ecological concentration ; Temporal variations ; Air pollution sampling ; Particle size distribution ; Aerosols ; Air filters ; Meteorological data ; Data collection ; Data analysis ; Data quality ; Phoenix(Arizona)
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NTIS  PB97-192587 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 12/22/1997
Collation 16p
As a result of recent findings of statistical relationships between ambient particular matter concentrations and mortality, the EPA's Office of Research and Development has begun to establish monitoring sites to collect data which have more detail (in terms of size cuts and composition) than those used in previous epidemiological studies. The Phoenix site was designed to evaluate various particulate samplers in an area that is expected to be heavily influenced by a component of windblown dust. This paper examines one year (February 1995-January 1996) of particulate mass data from that site. The data include 24-hr fine(PM2.5) and coarse(PM2.5 to PM10) mass fractions from three different samplers. In addition, 1-hr PM2.5 and PM10 measurements are available from continuous methods and are supported by 1-hr meteorological data. This paper also addresses method comparisons, precision and accuracy of the instruments, and characterization of the relation between fine and coarse mass. Seasonal and meteorological influences on the distributions of mass are explored. Special studies on the reliability of the continuous methods are examined.