NARSTO EPA_SS_PITTSBURGH Meteorological DataEntry ID: NARSTO_EPA_SS_PITT_MET
Abstract: The NARSTO_EPA_SS_PITTSBURGH_MET_DATA were obtained between July 1, 2001 and November 1, 2002 during the Pittsburgh Supersite Program.
Ambient monitoring at the central supersite and a set of satellite sites in the Pittsburgh region included numerous meteorological measurements. Meteorological parameters measured during the sampling period included temperature, relative humidity, precipitation, ... wind speed and direction, UV intensity, and solar intensity.
The Pittsburgh Supersite Program was a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary investigation to characterize the ambient PM in the Pittsburgh region, to improve understanding the links between ambient PM and public health, and to develop new instrumentation for PM measurements. The central Supersite was located next to the Carnegie Mellon University campus near downtown Pittsburgh. Five additional sites served as Satellite sites. The measurement campaign lasted for 18 months (May 2001-October 2002). The specific objectives were to: Characterize the PM with regard to size, surface, and volume distribution; chemical composition as a function of size and on a single particle basis; temporal and spatial variability. Develop and evaluate the current and next generation atmospheric aerosol monitoring techniques including single particle measurements, continuous measurements, ultrafine aerosol measurements, improved
organic component characterization, and others. Quantify the impact of the various sources of PM concentrations in the area including transportation, power plants, natural, etc. Combine the ambient monitoring study with the proposed indoor, health, and modeling studies to elucidate of the links between PM characteristics and their health impacts in this area.
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: 2001-07-01Stop Date: 2002-11-01
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > SURFACE PRESSURE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > SURFACE TEMPERATURE > AIR TEMPERATURE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > WATER VAPOR INDICATORS > HUMIDITY
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > WATER VAPOR INDICATORS > WATER VAPOR
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS
ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > PRECIPITATION AMOUNT
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > SOLAR IRRADIANCE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION
ISO Topic Category
Data Set Progress
Email: spyros at andrew.cmu.edu
Email: wittig at ce.ccny.cuny.edu
Email: alr at andrew.cmu.edu
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: alr at andrew.cmu.edu
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: support-asdc at earthdata.nasa.gov
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Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 23681-2199
Stanier C. O., A.Y. Khlystov, and S.N. Pandis. 2004. Nucleation events
during the Pittsburgh Air Quality Study: Description and relation to
key meteorological, gas phase, and aerosol parameters. Aerosol Science
and Technology, 38(S1), 253-264.
Spyros Pandis, Cliff Davidson, and Allen Robinson. 2005. The
Pittsburgh PM Supersite Program: A Multidisciplinary Consortium for
Atmospheric Aerosol Research. Final Report, Cooperative Agreement
Number R 82806101-0, Carnegie Mellon University, March 16, 2002 - June
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DIF Creation Date: 2006-03-16
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-04-07