National Ambient Air Monitoring Networks. Now and Later. PM model evaluation workshop. Also troubling is the delineated use of measurements and modeled predictions. …..Measurements are the current tool for strict regulatory applications, and models are used as a planning tool.
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National Ambient Air Monitoring Networks
Now and Later
PM model evaluation workshop
Also troubling is the delineated use of measurements and modeled predictions.
…..Measurements are the current tool for strict regulatory applications, and models are used as a planning tool.
………The reality is that measurements really are just estimates of surrounding reality, and in one sense no different from a predictive output from a model.
……. Both these tools need to be more effectively merged to support in unity a host of regulatory and planning applications.
2000-2002 3-Year Average Annual Mean PM2.5
Data from AQS 7/9/03. Sites that operated anytime 2000-2002 (n=1239)
Urban and Rural PM2.5 Speciation Networks
Active Sites as of 1/20/04: EPA data from AQS, IMPROVE data from VIEWS
Supersites IRD Study Domain
~ 54 Trends
~ 1050 FRMs
~ 200 cont.
Don’t believe it
Areas with PAMS Networks
Air Toxics Monitoring Network: Pilot sites and proposed trend sites
Instill order and communication
I’d like to say…………
“Characterize air quality as efficiently as possible in time, space and composition (physical and chemical properties)”
Since any data use or objective relies on a fundamental characterization and benefits by enhancement….
Level 1. 3-10 Master Sites Comprehensive Measurements, Advance Methods Serving Science and Technology Transfer Needs
Level 2: ~ 75Multi-pollutant (MP) Sites,“Core Species” Plus Leveraging From PAMS,
Speciation Program, Air Toxics
Level 3: Minimum Single Pollutant Sites (e.g.> 500 sites each for O3 and PM2.5 and related spatial
Minimum “Core” Level 2 Measurements
Continuous NO,NOy,SO2,CO, PM2.5, PM10/PMc,O3,Meteorology (T,RH,WS,WD); Integrated PM2.5 FRM, HNO3, NH3,
Proposed Siting Approach – Level 2…
Health meets atmospheric sciences
Suggested Rural Locations for Level 2 Sites
Transport, Corridor, Background and Inflow Locations
Urban & Rural PM2.5 Speciation Networks
Fine Particles –
Inhalable Particles –
Longer Term Goal: