NARSTO EPA_SS_FRESNO Aethalometer Multi-Wavelength Carbon Data

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Title: NARSTO EPA_SS_FRESNO Aethalometer Multi-Wavelength Carbon Data
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The NARSTO_EPA_SS_FRESNO_AETHALOM_MULTI_WL_CARBON data were obtained between May 1999 and December 2006 at the Fresno supersite. A multiwavelength aethalometer (Model AE30S) operated at the Fresno supersite from May 12, 1999 to December 31, 2006. The collected aerosol sample was illuminated with light from seven light emitting diodes at wavelengths of 370, 470, 520, 590, 660, 880, and 950 nm. Aerosol samples were collected for five minute periods. The air sample was collected through a sharp cut size-selective cyclone to limit the size of particles to aerodynamic diameters of 2.5 um and less. The concentration of black carbon corresponded to the 880 nm measurement. The black carbon equivalents at the other six wavelengths were also determined. 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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REFERENCE: Watson, J.G.; Chow, J.C. A wintertime PM2.5 episode at the Fresno, CA, supersite; Atmos. Environ. 2002, 36(3), 465-475.
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: 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.
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: 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.
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: 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.
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: 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.
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: 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, by Desert Research Institute: Reno, NV, 2000.
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Watson, J.G.; Chow, J.C. Zone of representation for the Fresno, CA supersite; JAWMA 2002, in preparation.
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Beginning_Date: 19990512
Ending_Date: 20030701
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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West_Bounding_Coordinate: -119.77
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -119.77
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 36.78
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 36.78
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > AEROSOLS > CARBONACEOUS AEROSOLS
Theme_Keyword: GROUND STATIONS
Theme_Keyword: AETHALOMETER
Theme_Keyword: EOSDIS > EARTH OBSERVING SYSTEM DATA INFORMATION SYSTEM
Theme_Keyword: NARSTO > NORTH AMERICAN RESEARCH STRATEGY FOR TROPOSPHERIC OZONE
Theme_Keyword: ESIP > EARTH SCIENCE INFORMATION PARTNERS PROGRAM
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Theme_Keyword: 3425 N First St
Theme_Keyword: Black Carbon
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Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
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Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > CALIFORNIA > FRESNO
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Temporal_Keyword: 5 Minute
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Contact_Person: DANA TRIMBLE
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
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Contact_Voice_Telephone: 775-674-7114
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 865-574-2232
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: dana.trimble@dri.edu
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Contact_Organization: NASA/LARC/SD/ASDC > Atmospheric Science Data Center, Science Directorate, Langley Research Center, NASA
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Address: NASA Langley Atmospheric Science Data Center
Address: User and Data Services
Address: NASA Langley Research Center
Address: Mail Stop 157D
City: Hampton
State_or_Province: VA
Postal_Code: 23681-2199
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 757-864-8656
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: support-asdc@earthdata.nasa.gov
Resource_Description: NARSTO_EPA_SS_FRESNO_AETHALOM_MULTI_WL_CARBON
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NARSTO Quality Systems Science Center
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20031117
Metadata_Review_Date: 20140408
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Contact_Person: ASDC USER SERVICES
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: NASA Langley Atmospheric Science Data Center
Address: User and Data Services
Address: NASA Langley Research Center
Address: Mail Stop 157D
City: Hampton
State_or_Province: VA
Postal_Code: 23681-2199
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 757-864-8656
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: support-asdc@earthdata.nasa.gov
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