Research Projects

Project at a Glance

Project Status: complete

Title: Impact of industrialization of the California delta region on air quality

Principal Investigator / Author(s): Gemmill, D B

Contractor: Rockwell International

Contract Number: A6-063-87

Research Program Area: Atmospheric Processes


As part of a program to determine the impact of industrialization of the California Delta Region on air quality, the Air Monitoring Center (AMC) operated two monitoring stations built by the AMC for the Dow Chemical Company. The stations were located east of Collinsville and in Brentwood, California. Quality assurance audits were performed on the stations at the start of the monitoring program, and the zero and span of the instruments were calibrated daily. The five-minute data points have been reduced and tabulated in a data volume and one-hour averages calculated for the period from 30 August through 16 September 1976. Because of the high ozone readings in Brentwood, the data obtained at both sites for 27 and 29 August were subsequently reduced and included in this report. The AMC also provided assistance in the release of pibals during this program.

This report was submitted in fulfillment of Contract No. A6-063-87 by Rockwell International Corporation, Atomics International Division, Air Monitoring Center under the sponsorship of the California Air Resources Board. Work was completed as of May 1977.


For questions regarding this research project, including available data and progress status, contact: Heather Choi at (916) 322-3893

Stay involved, sign up with ARB's Research Email Listserver