The ever-increasing demands for accurate analysis of air quality impacts of highway proposals have caused ambient air quality monitoring to become a topic of substantial concern to transportation analysts. The data acquired through ambient air monitoring are an essential input to the mathematical models used for highway air pollution forecasting, both for the determination of ambient background levels and for the validation and calibration of the models themselves. Despite its importance, however a standardized body of procedure and good practice for this type of data acquisition has developed slowly. Because of the substantial differences between this type of ambient monitoring and that done routinely by state environmental agencies for their urban-area air quality surveillance programs, the techniques for highway ambient monitoring have largely grown out of the efforts and experimentation of the state and federal transportation agencies themselves. This paper presents some of the considerations and results of such an effort by the New York State Department of Transportation, which has had an active and extensive program in this field since 1972. /Author/

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Pagination: pp 190-197
  • Monograph Title: Assessing transportation-related air quality impacts
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  • Accession Number: 00139664
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  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1976 12:00AM