NARSTO EPA_SS_FRESNO Particle-bound Polycyclic Aromatic Compound Data
Entry ID: NARSTO_EPA_SS_FRESNO_PART_PAC

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Summary
Abstract: The NARSTO_EPA_SS_FRESNO_PARTICLE_PAC_DATA data set contains measurements of particle-bound polycyclic aromatic compounds (PAC) from a Photoelectric Aerosol Sensor (PAS) monitor operated at the Fresno supersite from September 30, 1999 to December 31, 2006. The ambient sample was measured continuously and averaged for five minute periods. The sample inlet was a tube with an inverted funnel to protect the inlet from rain but has no specified particle size separation.

The Fresno Supersite is one of several Supersites established in urban areas within the United States by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to better understand the measurement, sources, and health effects of suspended particulate matter (PM). The site is located at 3425 First St., approximately 1 km north of the downtown commercial district. First Street is a four-lane artery with moderate traffic levels. Commercial establishments, office buildings, churches, and schools are located north and south of the monitor. Medium-density single-family homes and some apartments are located in the blocks to the east and west of First Street. The Fresno Supersite began operation in May of 1999.

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.

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Geographic Coverage
 N: 36.78 S: 36.78  E: -119.77  W: -119.77

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1999-09-30
Stop Date: 2007-01-01


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > CALIFORNIA


Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: 5-minute


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >AEROSOLS >ORGANIC PARTICLES    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


Platform
GROUND STATIONS    [Information]


Instrument
PAS >Photoelectric Aerosol Sensor    [Information]


Project
EOSDIS >Earth Observing System Data Information System    [Information]
NARSTO >North American Research Strategy for Tropospheric Ozone    [Information]
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]


Keywords
ES2FUSCAFSF
3425 N First St
PM10
PM2.5
Particulate Matter
polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
PAH
particle-bound


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
Atmospheric Science Data Center, Science Directorate, Langley Research Center, NASA    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/
Dataset ID: NARSTO_EPA_SS_FRESNO_PARTICLE_PAC_DATA

Data Center Personnel
Name: ASDC USER SERVICES
Phone: 757-864-8656
Email: support-asdc at earthdata.nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Langley Atmospheric Science Data Center
User and Data Services
NASA Langley Research Center
Mail Stop 157D
City: Hampton
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 23681-2199
Country: USA


Langley Research Center Distributed Active Archive Center, Science Directorate, Langley Research Center, NASA    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/
Dataset ID: NARSTO_EPA_SS_FRESNO_PARTICLE_PAC_DATA

Data Center Personnel
Name: ASDC USER SERVICES
Phone: 757-864-8656
Email: support-asdc at earthdata.nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Langley Atmospheric Science Data Center
User and Data Services
NASA Langley Research Center
Mail Stop 157D
City: Hampton
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 23681-2199
Country: USA


Personnel
JOHN, DR. G. WATSON
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: johnw at dri.edu


JUDITH, DR. C. CHOW
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: judyc at dri.edu


DANA TRIMBLE
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 775-674-7114
Fax: 865-574-2232
Email: dana.trimble at dri.edu


ASDC USER SERVICES
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: 757-864-8656
Email: support-asdc at earthdata.nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Langley Atmospheric Science Data Center
User and Data Services
NASA Langley Research Center
Mail Stop 157D
City: Hampton
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 23681-2199
Country: USA


Publications/References
Watson, J.G.; Chow, J.C. A wintertime PM2.5 episode at the Fresno, CA,
supersite; Atmos. Environ. 2002, 36(3), 465-475.

Watson, J.G.; Chow, J.C.; Bowen, J.L.; Lowenthal, D.H.; Hering, S.V.; Ouchida, P.; Oslund, W. Air quality measurements from the Fresno supersite; JAWMA 2000, 50(8), 1321-1334.

Watson, J.G.; Chow, J.C. Comparison and evaluation of in-situ and filter
carbon measurements at the Fresno Supersite; J. Geophys. Res. 2002, 107(D21), ICC 3-1-ICC 3-15, doi: 10.1029/2001JD000573.

Watson, J.G.; Chow, J.C.; Hering, S.V.; Fitz, D.R. Final report for Phase I of Fresno supersite measurements; prepared for Cooperative Institute for
Atmospheric Sciences and Terrestrial Applications, Las Vegas, NV, by Desert
Research Institute: Reno, NV, 2002.

Watson, J.G.; Chow, J.C.; Lowenthal, D.H.; Stolzenburg, M.R.; Kreisberg, N.M.; Hering, S.V. Particle size relationships at the Fresno supersite; JAWMA 2002, 52(7), 822-827.

Watson, J.G.; Chow, J.C.; Fitz, D.R. Quality assurance project plan - Fresno Supersite (Revision 0); prepared for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, Research Triangle Park, NC, byDesert Research Institute: Reno, NV, 2000.

Watson, J.G.; Chow, J.C. Zone of representation for the Fresno, CA supersite; JAWMA 2002, in preparation.

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-06-03
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-04-08

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