NARSTO Texas PM2.5 Sampling and Analysis Study: 1997-1998Entry ID: NARSTO_TEXAS_PM2.5_1997-1998
Abstract: The NARSTO_Texas_PM2.5_Sampling_and_Analysis_Study_1997-1998 data were collected from March 11, 1997 to March 12, 1998.
The City of Houston, the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission, and the Houston Regional Monitoring Network sponsored sampling and analysis of PM2.5 samples taken over the course of one year, from March 11, 1997 to March 12, 1998. Objectives of the study were to ... determine the levels and chemical composition of PM2.5 in Houston and other cities in Texas and to determine the background levels and chemical composition of PM2.5 transported into Houston. During the sampling effort, 24-hour PM2.5 mass measurements were acquired from 15 sites throughout the state of Texas, using DRI's MEDVOL particle samples. All of the Teflon filters were analyzed for mass by gravimetry and a selected subset of the Teflon and quartz fiber filters were subjected to full chemical analysis. These measurements were taken in anticipation of the U.S. EPA revising PM2.5 and PM10 NAAQS. These results could be used to establish background PM conditions and determine compliance with new PM standards. Various sampler configurations allow evaluation of data precision, accuracy, and validity.
NARSTO (formerly North American Research Strategy for Tropospheric Ozone) is a public/private partnership, whose membership spans government, the utilities, industry, and academe throughout Mexico, the United States, and Canada. The primary mission is to coordinate and enhance policy-relevant scientific research and assessment of tropospheric pollution behavior; activities provide input for science-based decision-making and determination of workable, efficient, and effective strategies for local and regional air-pollution management. Data products from local, regional, and international monitoring and research programs are available.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: McMullen, Gene
Dataset Title: NARSTO Texas PM2.5 Sampling and Analysis Study: 1997-1998&
Dataset Release Date: 2000
Dataset Release Place: Hampton, Virginia, U.S.A.
Dataset Publisher: Langley DAAC, NASA Langley Research Center
Data Presentation Form: Online ASCII files in comma separated (.csv) formatOnline Resource: https://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/project/narsto/narsto_table
Start Date: 1997-03-11Stop Date: 1998-03-12
Temporal Resolution: Daily
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Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Format: NARSTO Data Exchange Standard (ASCII, comma separated
Email: houenv at phoenix.net
McMullen, Gene. 2000. Texas PM2.5 Sampling and Analysis Study: 1997-1998.
Tropp, R.J., S.D. Kohl, J.C. Chow, and C.A. Frazier. 1998. Final Report for the Texas PM2.5 Sampling and Analysis Study. Document No. 6570-685-7770.1F. Desert Research Institute (Prepared for M. Aguirre, Jr., Bureau of Air Quality Control, Houston, Texas), Reno, Nevada.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-07-05
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-11-22