An overview of the gulf coast aerosol research and characterization study: The houston fine particulate matter supersite)

David T. Allen, Matthew Fraser

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    Abstract

    The Gulf Coast Aerosol Research and Characterization Study ([GC-ARCH], also known as the Houston Fine Particulate Matter [PM] Supersite) examined the spatial and temporal variability in fine PM source contributions and composition and the physical and chemical processes that govern PM formation and transformation in southeastern Texas. This was accomplished through the analysis of data collected in a 16-month field sampling program (August 2000 through November 2001). Three core sites and ∼15 peripheral sites, jointly operated by the study team and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), were used. Key scientific findings related to spatial and temporal variability in fine PM concentrations, sizes and composition of the fine PM, the strength of primary emission sources and causes of secondary fine PM formation are reported.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)456-466
    Number of pages11
    JournalJournal of the Air and Waste Management Association
    Volume56
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Apr 2006

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Waste Management and Disposal
    • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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