Background Material: Almanac of Emissions and Air Quality
2013 Edition - Chapter 1

This page last reviewed February 7, 2014

Chapter 1: Introduction (PDF - 3.5 MB)

  1. Overview
  2. Organization
  3. California Facts and Figures
  4. Quick Facts
  5. Interpreting the Emission and Air Quality Statistics
  6. Meteorology's Role in Air Quality
  7. Sources of Emissions in California
  8. Air Quality Monitoring
  9. California Air Basins
  10. Criteria Air Pollutants
    1. National Ambient Air Quality Standards
      1. Ozone
      2. Ozone National Area Designations
      3. Particulate Matter (PM2.5)
      4. Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Area Designations
      5. Carbon Monoxide, Nitrogen Dioxide, and Sulfur Dioxide
      6. Air Quality Standards Table
  11. Web Resources

List of Figures in Chapter 1:

1-1 People Living in Areas Meeting or Exceeding the 8-Hour Ozone Standard
1-2 California Air Quality Monitoring Sites
1-3 California Air Basins
1-4 National 8-Hour Ozone Designations
1-5 National PM2.5 Designations

List of Tables in Chapter 1:

Chapter 1: Introduction

Description Excel Format Text Format
ALL All Chapter 1 tables in zipped format download download
1-1 List of Counties in Each Air Basin download download
1-2 Change in Federal Ozone Standards over time download download
1-3 Change in Federal PM2.5 Standards over time download download
1-4 National Ambient Air Quality Standards download download

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