Texas Air Quality Study

Project Description
The Texas Air Quality Study (TEXAS/AQS) involved performing the
largest air quality study ever done in the State of Texas. The
study is designed to improve understanding of the factors that
control the formation and transport of air pollutants along the
Gulf Coast of southeastern Texas.

The plan involved six weeks of intensive sampling, beginning
August 14. Measurements of gaseous, particulate, and hazardous
air pollutants will be made at approximately 20 ground
stations, located throughout the eastern half of the
state. Additional sampling will be carried out with specially
equipped aircraft that can detect air pollutants very quickly,
at very low concentrations.

Participating Organizations include The University of Texas at
Austin, Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (TNRCC),
US Department of Energy (DOE), National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration (NOAA), University of Colorado Boulder, National
Center for Atmospheric Research, National Aeronautics and Space
Administration, and Texas Air Research Center.

Lead Investigators

Dr. Peter Daum (Brookhaven National Laboratory)
Dr. James Meagher
Dr. Fred Fehsenfeld (National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration)
Dr. James Price (Texas Natural Resource
Conservation Commission)
Dr. David Allen (The University of
Texas at Austin)

For more information, link to
http://www.utexas.edu/research/ceer/texaqs/index.html

[Summary provided by Texas University]