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Main Title Technical Assistance Document (TAD) for Precursor Gas Measurements in the NCore Multi-Pollutant Monitoring Network, Version 4.
CORP Author Battelle, Columbus, OH.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Emissions, Monitoring, and Analysis Div.
Publisher Sep 2005
Year Published 2005
Report Number EPA-454/R-05-003; 68-D-02-061;
Stock Number PB2006-100906
Additional Subjects Air monitoring networks ; Air pollution control ; United States ; Carbon monoxide ; High sensitivity ; Measurements ; Sulfur dioxide ; Nitrogen oxides ; Quality assurance procedures ; Quality control procedures ; Data acquisition ; Data management ; Records management ; Precursor gas measurements ; NCore Multi-Pollutant Monitoring Network ; Ambient air pollution ; Air pollutant monitors ; Technical assistance document
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NTIS  PB2006-100906 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 09/04/2006
Collation 272p
Abstract
The U.S. EPA is currently implementing the National Ambient Air Monitoring Strategy ( NAAMS). The NAAMS goals include improvement of the scientific and technical competency of the nation's air monitoring networks and increased value in protecting public health and the environment. Monitoring of ambient air pollution is a critical part of the nation's program infrastructure. Monitoring data are used to characterize air quality and associated health and ecosystem impacts, develop emission strategies to reduce impacts, and account for progress over time. While the obvious problems of widespread elevated concentrations have been largely solved for some criteria pollutants, problems related to particulate matter (PM), ozone (O3), and toxic air pollutants remain. It is now clear that even very low air pollution levels can be associated with adverse environmental and human health effects. As a result, new approaches monitoring are needed to measure these low levels and to incorporate these measurements other data into comprehensive assessments of human and environmental health. One of the major areas of investment in the NAAMS is the use of highly sensitive commercial air pollutant monitors for the characterization of the precursor gases CO, SO2, and total reactive oxides of nitrogen (NOy) in a new national core monitoring network (NCore).