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Particulate matter science for policy makers : a NARSTO assessment
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Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2004
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Particulate Matter Science for Policy Makers: A NARSTO Assessment was commissioned by NARSTO, a cooperative public-private sector organization of Canada, Mexico and the United States. It is a concise and comprehensive discussion of the current understanding by atmospheric scientists of airborne particulate matter (PM). Its goal is to provide policy makers who implement air-quality standards with this relevant and needed scientific information. The primary audience for this volume will be regulators, scientists, and members of industry, all of whom have a stake in effective PM management. It will also inform exposure and health scientists, who investigate causal hypotheses of health impacts, characterize exposure, and conduct epidemiological and toxicological studies.

Table of Contents

1 Perspective for managingPM Marjorie Shepherd
2 Health effects contextRoger McClellan
3 Atmospheric aerosol processesSpyros Pandis
4 Emission characterizationGeorge Hidy and Thompson Pace
5 Particle and gas measurementsFred Fehsenfeld and Don Hastie and Paul Solomon and Judy Chow
6 Spatial and temporal characterization of PMCharles Blanchard
7 Receptor methodsJeff Brook and Elizabeth Vega and John Watson
8 Chemical transport modelsChristian Seigneur and Michael Moran
9 Visibility and radiative balance effectsIvar Tombach and Karen McDonald
10 Conceptual models of PM for North American areasJames Vickery
11 Recommended research to inform public policyPeter McMurry
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