Overview of the NARSTO-NE-OPS Program.

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The NARSTO-NE-OPS (NorthEast Oxidant and Particle Study) is an investigation of the coupling of the meteorological and chemical processes that control the evolution of air pollution events. The project includes three major field programs carried out at a field site in northeast Philadelphia during the summers of 1998, 1999 and 2001. The activity brings together the research groups from 13 universities, 5 government laboratories and representatives of the electric power industry to apply the most advanced measurement techniques to understanding the physical and chemical processes contributing to air quality issues. Results have been obtained from three ground sites, two instrumented ... continued below

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Philbrick, C. R.; Ryan, W. F.; Clark, R. D.; Doddridge, B. G; Dickerson, R. R.; Gaffney, J. et al. March 15, 2002.

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The NARSTO-NE-OPS (NorthEast Oxidant and Particle Study) is an investigation of the coupling of the meteorological and chemical processes that control the evolution of air pollution events. The project includes three major field programs carried out at a field site in northeast Philadelphia during the summers of 1998, 1999 and 2001. The activity brings together the research groups from 13 universities, 5 government laboratories and representatives of the electric power industry to apply the most advanced measurement techniques to understanding the physical and chemical processes contributing to air quality issues. Results have been obtained from three ground sites, two instrumented aircraft, many different instrumented balloon platforms, and several remote sensing techniques including satellites. In addition, the database used includes the ground-based measurements conducted at several surrounding state and city operated sites in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, New York and Maryland. The results have shown the importance of developing the 3-dimensional regional scale picture of the atmosphere to understand and properly model air pollution events. It has been shown that only from such a perspective, which includes the vertical distribution and a regional context, can one hope to properly model and predict ozone and particulate pollution. A combination of photochemical and dynamical processes transport, both horizontal and vertical, accumulate pollutants that then mix with the locally produced chemical species to cause the more severe episodes of air pollution. Efforts have also focused on developmental testing of several new approaches to improved measuring techniques for better understanding of the physical and chemical properties of the airborne particulate matter.

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  • 4th AMS Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry: Urban, Regional, and Global-Scale Impacts of Air Pollutants, Orlando, FL (US), 01/13/2002--01/17/2002

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  • Grant Number: W-31-109-ENG-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 793064
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Philbrick, C. R.; Ryan, W. F.; Clark, R. D.; Doddridge, B. G; Dickerson, R. R.; Gaffney, J. et al. Overview of the NARSTO-NE-OPS Program., article, March 15, 2002; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc738172/: accessed August 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.