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Main Title Carbon monoxide episodes /
Author Wolcott, Mark.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Ann Arbor, MI. Test and Evaluation Branch.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air, Noise, and Radiation, Office of Mobile Source Air Pollution Control, Emission Control Technology Division, Test and Evaluation Branch,
Year Published 1981
Report Number EPA-AA-TEB-EF-82-3
Stock Number PB82-131509
OCLC Number 772227373
Subjects Air--Pollution--Research. ; Carbon monoxide--Research.
Additional Subjects Carbon monoxide ; Air pollution ; Concentration(Composition) ; Exhaust emissions ; Urban areas ;
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ELCD  EPA AA-TEB-EF-82-3 NVFEL Library/Ann Arbor, MI 01/17/2012
NTIS  PB82-131509 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
Collation 10 p. : charts ; 28 cm.
Carbon Monoxide is commonly thought of as a local pollutant affecting relatively small geographic area. Since most CO emissions result from the operation of motor vehicles; high CO concentrations are associated with the congested areas of large urban central business districts. In the presence of moderate winds and in the absence of a continuing source of emissions, ambient CO concentrations diminish fairly quickly. High concentrations measured during evening rush hour traffic, for example, often diminish to background concentration levels between three and six a.m. Against this background, certain meteorological conditions could cause CO to accumulate over a large area. If such meteorological conditions persisted long enough, background levels might eventually become a significant proportion of the total CO budget. This would imply that CO is not only a 'hot spot' (localized) problem, but is sometimes an area wide problem as well. It would also imply that vehicle traffic on one day might contribute to high ambient CO concentrations on the next day.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 10). Cover title. "EPA-AA-TEB-EF-82-3." "November, 1981."