Aerosol and Light Extinction Databases for North America and Europe
Final rept. 18 Dec 1986-14 Mar 1991
WASHINGTON UNIV ST LOUIS MO CENTER FOR AIR POLLUTION IMPACT AND TREND ANALYSIS
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This study describes the databases assembled for the project Climate and Properties of Atmospheric Aerosols. This database description metadata is provided to aid the data usage by other researchers. Applications of the database include atmospheric transmission models e.g. LOWTRAN, global change studies, air pollution studies, and general contribution to atmospheric sciences. The four major aerosol databases include 1 Extinction coefficients for Europe 1977-1986 for 1,200 synoptic stations 2 Extinction coefficient for North America 1948-1983 for 350 stations 3 Aerosol mass and chemical composition data for 37 U.S. background stations 4 Aerosol mass and chemical composition for the northeastern U.S. These primary databases are augmented by array of derived filtered, aggregated, reconciled databases. The data are provided both in portable ASCII form, as well as in efficient binary form. The binary data are suitable for browsing by the Voyager data browser which is supplied with the data set.
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- Air Pollution and Control