||Methodology for Designing Air Quality Monitoring Networks: 2. Application to Las Vegas, Nevada, for Carbon Monoxide.
McElroy, J. L. ;
Behar, J. V. ;
Meyers, T. C. ;
Liu, M. K. ;
||Environmental Monitoring Systems Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC. ;Systems Applications, Inc., San Rafael, CA.
Carbon monoxide ;
Air pollution monitoring ;
Air samplers ;
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An objective methodology presented in a companion paper (Liu et al., 1986) for determining the optimum number and disposition of ambient air quality stations in a monitoring network for carbon monoxide is applied to the Las Vegas, Nevada, area. The methodology utilizes an air quality simulation model to produce temporally-varying air quality patterns for each of a limited number of meteorological scenarios representative of the region of interest. These air quality patterns in turn serve as the data base in a two-step procedure for the identification and ranking of the most desirable monitoring locations (step 1) and the removal of redundancies in spatial coverage among the desired locations (step 2).