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Main Title Review of NAPAP integrated assessment : visibility /
Author Stevens, R. K. ; Vossler, T. L.
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Vossler, T. L.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Research and Exposure Assessment Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Atmospheric Research and Exposure Assessment Laboratory,
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA/600/D-91/070
Stock Number PB91-182824
Additional Subjects Visibility ; Air pollution detection ; Air pollution monitoring ; Aerosols ; Atmospheric effects ; Assessments ; Chemical analysis ; Luminous intensity ; Technology utilization ; Particles ; Extinction ; Carbon ; Light transmission ; Fines ; Absorption ; Reviews ; Atmospheric composition ; National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program
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NTIS  PB91-182824 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation 12 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Abstract
The National Acid Precipitation Program (NAPAP) Integrated Assessment discussion of visibility, and its more detailed supporting document, State-of-Science/Technology (SOS/T) Report 24, have been reviewed with regard to completeness in their discussion of visibility measurement methods, chemical analysis procedures to determine the species responsible for visibility impairment and methods to calculate light extinction b(sub ext) budgets. The supporting document, SOS/T Report 24, contains citations and substantial discussion and interpretation of past and ongoing research and monitoring associated with visibility. While both documents are a masterpiece in terms of compiling abbreviated discussions, some aspects of the documents reflect the biases of the authors, as evidenced by omissions of discussions related to visibility studies performed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency at Research Triangle Park, NC. The work by the EPA group is of substantial significance in that important complex problems associated with uncertainties in b(sub ext) budgets were addressed and methodology developed to minimize or estimate the uncertainties. The b(sub ext) budget protocols developed by the EPA group should be incorporated into the modeling and methods interpretation sections. More emphasis should be given to the status of measurement technologies which support visibility assessments. In particular, the shortcomings of elemental carbon measurements need to be emphasized.
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"EPA/600/D-91/070." Microfiche.