Spec: California Air Quality Datafile

Air Quality Data (AQ) collected by the California Air Resources Board (ARB). The ARB measures Air Pollutants at >180 locations across California.

partMOM: California AQ App

Source: California Environmental Protection Agency

Download: We’re working to integrate our datasets into Google Fusion Tables and/or Pachube.  If you’d like to help please contact us.

Wiki: datafile: california_air_quality

Commentary:  Notable air pollutants measure by the ARB include:

Black Carbon, Carbon Dioxide, Carbon Monoxide, COH, Hydrogen Sulfide, Light Scattering, Methane, Nitrogen Dioxide, Nitric Oxide, NOx, NOy, Non Methane Hydrocarbons, Ozone, Total Hydrocarbons.

Of particular interest:

ARB also measures Particulate matter with aerodynamic diameters less than or equal to 10 microns and 2.5 microns, PM10 and PM2.5 respectively. Off the top of my head, I don’t recall the diameters of the particulate emanating from FNPP – but this is something to look into.

Sulfur Dioxide and PM10 – sulfate is also measured.  According to the paper by  Priyadarshi A., et al. [13] both of these compounds provide evidence of neutron leakage from FNPP. I haven’t scoured the data but its there for anyone who’s interested.

We are looking for more Air Quality Measures from around the country! (and the world for that part).

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