OTAG Air Quality Analysis Workgroup Results Summary


"The Air Quality Analysis Workgroup shall identify, characterize, compare, and assess observational data and studies, including but not limited to, air quality trends analyses, overflight data, and meteorological studies for the purpose of evaluating the effects of the transport of ozone and its precursors on ozone nonattainment in the eastern United States."


The primary benefit of the efforts of this workgroup is to "set the stage" for the useful interpretation of the modeling of future-year control strategies. The AQA efforts also provide a "climatological" view of the ozone problem, which extends beyond the modeled episode days and provides a broad perspective of the ozone problem and its characteristics. The major findings of this workgroup are listed below. For detailed discussion of these results, consult the AQA workgroup’s 3-volume final report, available on the Internet at http://capita.wustl.edu/OTAG.


The major findings of the Air Quality Analysis Workgroup are: