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Title: Winter season air pollution in El Paso-Ciudad Juarez. A review of air pollution studies in an international airshed

Abstract

This report summarizes a number of research efforts completed over the past 20 years in the El Paso del Norte region to characterize pollution sources and air quality trends. The El Paso del Norte region encompasses the cities of El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua and is representative of many US-Mexico border communities that are facing important air quality issues as population growth and industrialization of Mexican border communities continue. Special attention is given to a group of studies carried out under special US Congressional funding and administered by the US Environmental Protection Agency. Many of these studies were fielded within the last several years to develop a better understanding of air pollution sources and trends in this typical border community. Summary findings from a wide range of studies dealing with such issues as the temporal and spatial distribution of pollutants and pollution potential from both stationary and mobile sources in both cities are presented. Particular emphasis is given to a recent study in El Paso-Ciudad Juarez that focussed on winter season PM{sub 10} pollution in El Paso-Ciudad Juarez. Preliminary estimates from this short-term study reveal that biomass combustion products and crustal material are significant components of winter seasonmore » PM{sub 10} in this international border community.« less

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States); Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
45632
Report Number(s):
SAND-95-0273
ON: DE95009083; TRN: 95:003647
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Mar 1995
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 29 ENERGY PLANNING AND POLICY; TRANSFRONTIER POLLUTION; AIR POLLUTION MONITORING; MEXICO; AIR QUALITY; TEXAS; MOBILE POLLUTANT SOURCES; STATIONARY POLLUTANT SOURCES; POLLUTION SOURCES; US EPA

Citation Formats

Einfeld, W., and Church, H.W. Winter season air pollution in El Paso-Ciudad Juarez. A review of air pollution studies in an international airshed. United States: N. p., 1995. Web. doi:10.2172/45632.
Einfeld, W., & Church, H.W. Winter season air pollution in El Paso-Ciudad Juarez. A review of air pollution studies in an international airshed. United States. doi:10.2172/45632.
Einfeld, W., and Church, H.W. Wed . "Winter season air pollution in El Paso-Ciudad Juarez. A review of air pollution studies in an international airshed". United States. doi:10.2172/45632. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/45632.
@article{osti_45632,
title = {Winter season air pollution in El Paso-Ciudad Juarez. A review of air pollution studies in an international airshed},
author = {Einfeld, W. and Church, H.W.},
abstractNote = {This report summarizes a number of research efforts completed over the past 20 years in the El Paso del Norte region to characterize pollution sources and air quality trends. The El Paso del Norte region encompasses the cities of El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua and is representative of many US-Mexico border communities that are facing important air quality issues as population growth and industrialization of Mexican border communities continue. Special attention is given to a group of studies carried out under special US Congressional funding and administered by the US Environmental Protection Agency. Many of these studies were fielded within the last several years to develop a better understanding of air pollution sources and trends in this typical border community. Summary findings from a wide range of studies dealing with such issues as the temporal and spatial distribution of pollutants and pollution potential from both stationary and mobile sources in both cities are presented. Particular emphasis is given to a recent study in El Paso-Ciudad Juarez that focussed on winter season PM{sub 10} pollution in El Paso-Ciudad Juarez. Preliminary estimates from this short-term study reveal that biomass combustion products and crustal material are significant components of winter season PM{sub 10} in this international border community.},
doi = {10.2172/45632},
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number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1995},
month = {3}
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