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Main Title Acidic Gases and Aerosols in the Eastern and Western United States.
Author Edgerton, E. ; Martin, B. E. ;
CORP Author Environmental Science and Engineering, Inc., Durham, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Research and Exposure Assessment Lab.
Publisher 1992
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA-68-02-4451; EPA/600/A-92/275;
Stock Number PB93-131696
Additional Subjects Aerosols ; Gases ; Acidity ; Air pollution sampling ; Deposition ; Long term effects ; United States ; Concentration(Composition) ; Graphs(Charts) ; US EPA ; Data base management ; Sulfates ; Sulfur dioxide ; Nitric acid ; Eastern Region(United States) ; Western Region(United States) ; National Dry Deposition Network
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NTIS  PB93-131696 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 11p
Abstract The USEPA National Dry Deposition Network (NDDN) is designed to provide long-term estimates of acidic gas and aerosol concentrations, and associated fluxes, across the continental United States. Inspection of data collected since 1988 shows species-dependent variability in atmospheric concentrations from site to site, season to season and year to year. In general, gas and aerosol concentrations were much higher (factor of 2-10) at eastern sites than western sites. Data for 25 eastern sites operational from 1988 through 1991 suggest that SO4(-2) concentrations have been essentially constant. In contrast, SO2 and HNO3 appear to have decreased, on average, by about 20 percent and 15 percent, respectively. Examination of sub-regional concentration patterns shows marked variability in areas of complex terrain. Data from a ridgetop site and a nearby base elevation site in southwestern North Carolina show that reactive gas concentrations, but not aerosol concentrations, are 2-3 times higher at ridgetop than at base elevation. Elevational gradients thus need to be accounted for in analysis of large-scale concentration patterns.
Supplementary Notes Sponsored by Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Research and Exposure Assessment Lab.
Category Codes 68A; 91A
NTIS Prices PC A03/MF A01
Primary Description 600/09
Document Type NT
Cataloging Source NTIS/MT
Control Number 305026735
Origin NTIS
Type CAT