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Quality Assurance Guidance for the Collection of Meteorological Data Using Passive Radiometers

Citation:

Quality Assurance Guidance for the Collection of Meteorological Data Using Passive Radiometers.

Impact/Purpose:

This document will serve to provide guidance for the setup, operation, data processing and quality assurance and quality control to assure the data collected by remote sensing using passive radiometers are of a known quality and usable for modeling and analysis of the lower boundary layer. While measurements of humidity and liquid layer density and thickness are linked to atmospheric stability and boundary layer winds, the discussions provided herein are limited to the measurement of temperature as it relates to air quality related applications.

Description:

This document augments the February 2000 guidance entitled Meteorological Monitoring Guidance for Regulatory Modeling Applications and the March 2008 guidance entitled Quality Assurance Handbook for Air Pollution Measurement Systems Volume IV: Meteorological Measurements Version 2.0 (Final) by adding passive microwave radiometers to the remote sensing discussions. Recent developments in the technology and the availability of commercial units for passive profiling of temperature, humidity and liquid water have made these instruments available and a viable option for the measurement of vertical profiles of these variables.

URLs/Downloads:

Peer Review Plan   (PDF,NA pp, 33 KB,  about PDF)

Peer Review Panel   (PDF,NA pp, 46 KB,  about PDF)

COMMENTS FROM WARE.PDF   (PDF,NA pp, 7 KB,  about PDF)

COMMENTS FROM SWARTZENDRUBER.PDF   (PDF,NA pp, 33 KB,  about PDF)

COMMENTS FROM STI.PDF   (PDF,NA pp, 95 KB,  about PDF)

COMMENTS FROM GRAVIER.PDF   (PDF,NA pp, 77 KB,  about PDF)

COMMENTS FROM DURKEE.PDF   (PDF,NA pp, 129 KB,  about PDF)

COMMENTS FROM CLIVE LEE.PDF   (PDF,NA pp, 123 KB,  about PDF)

QA Guidance for Passive Radiometer Remote Sensing   (PDF,NA pp, 426 KB,  about PDF)

RADIOMETER CHARGE.PDF   (PDF,NA pp, 17 KB,  about PDF)

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PUBLISHED REPORT/GUIDANCE DOCUMENT)
Product Published Date: 10/31/2012
Record Last Revised: 11/27/2012
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 247422

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

REGION 10

OFFICE OF REGIONAL ADMINISTRATOR

OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT