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AEROMETRIC INFORMATION RETRIEVAL SYSTEM (AIRS) - GRAPHICS
AEROMETRIC INFORMATION RETRIEVAL SYSTEM (AIRS) - GRAPHICS. (1987).
Aerometric Information Retrieval System (AIRS) is a computer-based repository of information about airborne pollution in the United States and various World Health Organization (WHO) member countries. AIRS is administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and runs on the IBM mainframe computer system at the EPA National Computer Center in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. AIRS contains all air quality, emissions, compliance, and enforcement information that the Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS) and state agencies need to carry out their respective programs for improving and maintaining air quality. Reporting capabilities allow states to access and use their data. It eliminates the need for individual states to maintain their own databases of air pollution information and to reformat or reorganize data for submission to the EPAs database. AIRS provides standard information requirements and information handling procedures, which enables OAQPS to compare and to use data from different states. AIRS Subsystems and applications include AIRS Graphics (AG) which integrates data from multiple AIRS subsystems into maps and charts that enable users to identify patters, trends, and anomalies in air pollution data. AIRS Graphics has interactive menus that make it easy to choose ?graphical reports?, and to select options that control their contents. AG software takes care of all the details and displays color graphics on your 3270 graphics terminal. You may then save the graph, request color prints, export the graph and/or data in PC format, and browse the data used to create the graph. Customized maps and charts, create-your-own graphs, are created according to your specifications: type of graphic, geographic coverage, data selection criteria, and annotation. Based on your input, AIRS Graphics software selects the appropriate data, manipulates it as needed, and creates a graphic representation of the data within a few minutes.