A series of field observations and mathematical analyses are presented in an effort to answer certain questions posed in the preparation of an environmental impact statement. The significant primary pollutants (carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, oxides of nitrogen, sulfur oxides, and particulates) produced from stationary as well as mobile sources are tabulated. Air quality standards based on sources are tabulated. Air quality standards based on presented. The component parts of an air quality study are discussed. Transport and dispersion of pollutants depend on topography and meteorology, and the procedure to be adopted in their study is outlined. the use of a methematical model in analyzing pollutant concentration in the mixroscale is described as is mesoscale analysis. Ambient air quality defines the background levels of pollutant concentration. Data gathering in ambient air quality studies is discussed. Guidelines on data presentation and summarization (written and tabular) and methods of graphical representation are provided. The need for research to quantify the various factors is stressed. /Author/

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  • Authors:
    • Skog, John
    • Shirley, Earl
    • Ranzieri, Andrew
  • Publication Date: 1973

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 55-66
  • Monograph Title: Air pollution controls for urban transportation
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  • Accession Number: 00157794
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309021995
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 28 1977 12:00AM