NARSTO EPA_SS_FRESNO BAM Meteorological DataEntry ID: NARSTO_EPA_SS_FRESNO_MET_DATA
Abstract: The NARSTO_EPA_SS_FRESNO_BAM_PM_MASS data set contains measurements taken from six meteorological instruments operated at the Fresno supersite from May 24, 2000 to December 31, 2006. The ambient temperature was measured by a Met One Instruments aspirated thermistor, Model 060A-2. The barometric pressure was measured by a Met One pressure transducer, Model 090D. The relative humidity was measured ... measured by a Met One aspirated thin film capacitor, Model 083V. The solar radiation was measured by a LI-COR Inc. pyranometer, Model LI-200SA. The wind speed was measured by a Met One Instruments 3-cup anemometer, Model 010-SC. The wind direction was measured by a Met One Instruments High-Sensitivity wind vane, Model 025-5C. All six instruments reported 5 minute samples.
The Fresno Supersite is one of several Supersites that was 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 and continues today. Other sponsors of this on-going monitoring program include the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB).
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.
Start Date: 2000-05-24Stop Date: 2007-01-01
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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, by Desert Research Institute: Reno, NV, 2000.
Watson, J.G.; Chow, J.C. Zone of representation for the Fresno, CA supersite; JAWMA 2002, in preparation.
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DIF Creation Date: 2011-08-31
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-04-08