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Intercontinental Transport of Air Pollution: Relationship to North American Air Quality
A Review of Federal Research and Future Needs PDF file

Table of Contents

  1. Executive Summary
  2. Introduction
    1. Air Pollutants that can be Transported Over Long Distances
    2. International Agreements Related to Intercontinental Transport of Air Pollution
    3. Information Needed to Support Decisionmaking
  3. Insights from Past Research
    1. Research Approach
    2. Research Coordination
    3. Studies of Intercontinental Transport in the Northern Hemisphere
    4. Biomass Burning
    5. Measurement Methods - Development and Testing
    6. Summary of Major Field Campaigns
  4. Current and Proposed U.S. Federal Research
    1. NASA
    2. NOAA
    3. NSF
    4. EPA
    5. NIST
  5. Research Needs
    1. Emissions
    2. Process Studies
    3. Models
    4. Observing Systems
    5. Assessments
  6. Additional Reading
    1. "Intercontinental Transport and Chemical Transformation" (IGAC white paper)
    2. "Global Air Quality" (NRC Report)
    3. "The Atmospheric Sciences Entering the Twenty-First Century" (NRC Report)
    4. "Long-Range Atmospheric Transport and Effects of Contaminants in the North Pacific Region: Knowledge, Concerns & Research Needs" (The Aljoya Consensus Statement)
  7. References

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