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Main Title Critical Review of Air Pollution Index Systems in the United States and Canada.
Author Ott, Wayne R. ; Thom., Gary C. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C. Quality Assurance Div. ;President's Council on Environmental Quality, Washington, D.C.
Year Published 1976
Report Number EPA/600/J-76/035;
Stock Number PB-265 303
Additional Subjects Air pollution ; Indexes(Ratios) ; United States ; Canada ; Metropolitan areas ; Classification ; Environmental surveys ; Air quality ; Air pollution indices ; Environmental indices ; Reprints
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NTIS  PB-265 303 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
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Abstract An extensive survey was conducted of all the air pollution indices that are presently utilized or are available. The data were obtained from a literature review; from telephone discussions with personnel in State, local, and Provincial air pollution control agencies; and from material received from these agencies. Of the 55 metropolitan air pollution control agencies surveyed in the United States, 35 used some form of daily air pollution index. These indices were so varied that it was necessary to develop a system to classify indices according to four criteria: (1) number of variables, (2) calculation method, (3) calculation mode, and (4) descriptor categories reported with the index. Using the classification system, 14 basically different index types were identified. With two minor exceptions, it was found that no two indices were exactly the same. The survey results and agency comments were used to identify the general structural characteristics and criteria for a candidate uniform air pollution index.
Supplementary Notes Prepared in cooperation with President's Council on Environmental Quality, Washington, D.C. Pub. in Jnl. of the Air Pollution Control Association, v26 n5 p460-470 May 76.
NTIS Title Notes Journal article.
Title Annotations +++Reprint: A Critical Review of Air Pollution Index Systems in the United States and Canada.
PUB Date Free Form 1976
Category Codes 13B; 68A; 91A; 43F
NTIS Prices PC A02/MF A01
Primary Description 600/19
Document Type NT
Cataloging Source NTIS/MT
Control Number 323714482
Origin NTIS
Type CAT