Accession Number:

ADA350166

Title:

Development of EPA Quality Assurance and Quality Control Guidance for Ground-Based Remote Sensors for Use in Regulatory Monitoring

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. 28 Jan-2 Feb 96

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK NC ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES MODELING DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1996-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

As the EPAs remote sensors become more sophisticated, the input data required to run these models also becomes more sophisticated. Networks made up of sensors, such as the Photochemical Assessment Monitoring Station PAMS require extensive data collection in ozone nonattainment areas. Data acquired through the use of sodars, radars, and RASS is used to assess ozone production, transport, and removal. The regional, state, or local agency which must implement a PAMS-type program requires detailed quality assurance QA and quality control QC guidance on ground-based remote sensors. However, there is a distinct void in the current EPA guidance which does not adequately address the use of remote sensors for regulatory applications. The EPA is in the process of developing comprehensive QAQC guidance on the use of sodars, radars, and RASS for regulatory applications. This document is based on methods and data obtained from past research studies.

Subject Categories:

  • Acoustic Detection and Detectors
  • Air Pollution and Control
  • Meteorology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE