NARSTO EPA_SS_ATLANTA 1999 UAH Mobile Integrated Profiling System Wind DataEntry ID: NARSTO_EPA_SS_ATL_1999_UAH_MIPS
Abstract: The NARSTO_EPA_SS_ATLANTA_1999_UAH_MIPS_DATA files were obtained from July to September 1999 during the Atlanta Experiment of the U.S. EPA Particulate Matter Supersites Program.
The University of Alabama-Huntsville Mobile Integrated Profiling System's (MIPS) Doppler profiler (915 MHz radar) was used to estimate the vertical distribution of horizontal wind speed and wind direction. Radial velocity ... along six beams was used to obtain the horizontal wind speed and wind direction. The consensus averaging time was 55 minutes, the number of beams is 6, and the number of range gates was 41. For beam 1, the number of records required to make consensus was 16, the total number of records was 26, and the consensus window size was 4 m/s. For beams 2 and 3, the number of records required to make consensus was 13, the total number of records was 26, and the consensus window size was 3 m/s. There were no data for beams 4 and 5. For beam 6, the number of records required to make consensus was 16, the total number of records was 26 and the consensus window size was 3 m/s. The azimuth and elevation for beams 1 to 6 were: 358 and 90; 88 and 66.4; 178 and 66.4; none; none; 88 and 90.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) selected Atlanta as one of the first Supersites Programs dedicated to the study of fine particles (or PM2.5). The Southern Oxidants Study (SOS) in conjunction with the Georgia Institute of Technology, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Department developed and implemented the scientific research plan for this initial Supersites Program effort.
The Atlanta field experiment was a 4-week long campaign aimed at comprehensively addressing issues related to the measurement and characterization of fine particles in the polluted or urban atmosphere. The experiment took place during the August 1999 and deployed a wide array of instrumentation at a measurement site located on Jefferson Street in Midtown Atlanta. Goals of the Atlanta Supersite Program were twofold: first, to provide a platform for testing and contrasting some of the newer particle measurement techniques, and second, to provide data to advance our scientific understanding of atmospheric processes regarding atmospheric particles. Specific objectives were: (1) to characterize the performance of emerging and/or state-of-the-science PM Measurements; (2) to compare and contrast similar and dissimilar PM Measurements; (3) to evaluate the precision, accuracy, and completeness of information that can be gained from the planned EPA PM mass and chemical composition networks; (4) to evaluate the scientific information gained by combining various independent and complementary PM Measurements; and (5) to address various scientific issues and their ozone- and PM-related policy implications with this data base.
The U.S. EPA Particulate Matter (PM) Supersites Program was an ambient air monitoring research program from 1999-2004 designed to provide information of value to the atmospheric sciences, and human health and exposure research communities. Eight geographically diverse projects were chosen to specifically address these EPA research priorities: (1) to characterize PM, its constituents, precursors, co-pollutants, atmospheric transport, and its source categories that affect the PM in any region; (2) to address the research questions and scientific uncertainties about PM source-receptor and exposure-health effects relationships; and (3) to compare and evaluate different methods of characterizing PM including testing new and emerging measurement methods.
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 Title: NARSTO EPA_SS_ATLANTA 1999 UAH Mobile Integrated Profiling System Wind DataOnline Resource: https://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/project/narsto/narsto_table
Start Date: 1999-07-29Stop Date: 1999-09-02
Temporal Resolution: Variable
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Email: justin.walters at nsstc.uah.edu
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Province or State: AL
Postal Code: 35805
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: carlos at sosona.eas.gatech.edu
Georgia Institute of Technology School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Air Quality Laboratory
Province or State: GA
Postal Code: 30332-0340
Email: mcnider at atmos.uah.edu
Earth System Science Laboratory University of Alabama in Huntsville
Province or State: AL
Postal Code: 35899
Role: DIF AUTHOR
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Mikel, Dennis K. and George Momberger. 1999. Quality Assurance Project Plan for the Southern Oxidant Study Atlanta Supersite Field Experiment, 1999. Revision 1.1, November 1999. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Atlanta, Georgia.
Mikel, Dennis K. 2001. Quality Assurance Final Report for the Southern Oxidant Study Atlanta Supersite Field Experiment, August 3 – September 1, 1999. Revision 1.2, August 3, 2001. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.
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DIF Creation Date: 2004-02-02
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-04-08