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Monitoring - Resources: Tools and Training

Tools and Training

Canada Air Quality Index
Finland - Ambient Air Quality Monitoring
Iran Air Quality
Latin America Air Quality Monitoring Data
Mexico City Air Quality Metropolitan Index (IMECA)
Nepal Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Results
New Zealand Ambient Air Quality Monitoring and Data Management Workshop
Philippines Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Network
Singapore Pollutant Standard Index
U.S. EPA's AirExplorer Tool
U.S. EPA's AIRNOW
U.S. EPA's Air Pollution Training Institute - Monitoring Training
U.S. EPA's Air Quality Index (AQI)
AQM System Flow Chart Highlighting Monitoring
Canada Air Quality Index

http://www.airqualityontario.com/reports/summary.cfm Exit EPA

This Ontario Ministry of the Environment web page presents the air quality index (AQI) for various regions in Ontario, Canada.

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Finland - Ambient Air Quality Monitoring

http://www.fmi.fi/research_air/air_4.html Exit EPA

The Finnish Meteorological Institute is responsible for the national background air quality monitoring in Finland. Their monitoring network consists of twenty measurement stations in different parts of the country. Monitoring measurements include a variety of sulfur and nitrogen compounds, ozone, volatile organic compounds and heavy metals, in addition to maintaining the monitoring and warning system of tropospheric ozone concentrations.

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Iran Air Quality

http://www.tehran.ir/Default.aspx?tabid=12006 Exit EPA

This site presents information on daily ambient air concentrations for carbon monoxide (CO), ozone (O3), sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), and particulate matter (PM-10) monitored in Tehran, Iran (overall and in twenty-two districts). The information is presented as good, moderate, unhealthy, very unhealthy, or hazardous, according to the Pollutant Standard Index formerly used by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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Latin America Air Quality Monitoring Data

http://www.cleanairnet.org/lac_en/1415/article-33850.html Exit EPA

The Clean Air Initiative - Latin American Cities web site contains links to air quality monitoring data for several Latin American cities, including: Santiago, Chile; Bogotá, Colombia; São Paulo, Brazil; and Mexico City, Mexico.

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Mexico City Air Quality Metropolitan Index (IMECA)

http://www.sma.df.gob.mx/simat2/ingles.php?opcion=1 Exit EPA

This Mexico City Environmental System of Information (SIMA) site has general information about the Air Quality Metropolitan Index (IMECA) in Mexico City, and links to current ambient data for ozone, particulate matter (PM10), nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, and lead for different regions in the city.

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Nepal Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Results

http://mope.gov.np/mopepollution/index_html Exit EPA

This site presents information on daily ambient air concentrations for particulate matter (PM10) for several locations in Nepal.

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New Zealand Ambient Air Quality Monitoring and Data Management Workshop

http://www.mfe.govt.nz/publications/air/data-workshop-mar01.html Exit EPA

This site provides a summary of the monitoring workshop and links to each of the presentations given at the workshop, including "Deciding on an Air Quality Monitoring Program;" "Setting up your Monitoring Sites;" and "Methods for Monitoring, Which Ones to Choose."

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Philippines Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Network

http://www.emb.gov.ph/air/index.htm Exit EPA

The set up and operation of the air quality monitoring network in Manila is described and the results of the air quality weekly measurements are provided on this site (although it appears that they are not always current data). A chart of the weekly data for the criteria pollutants and annual reports on national air quality can be found at http://www.emb.gov.ph/ Exit EPA

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Singapore Pollutant Standard Index

http://www.nea.gov.sg/psi/ Exit EPA

This National Environment Agency web page presents the overall daily (24 hour) pollutant standard index (PSI) and individual sub-indices for PM10, sulfur dioxide, ozone, carbon monoxide, and nitrogen dioxide for Singapore.

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U.S. EPA's AirExplorer Tool

http://www.epa.gov/airexplorer

AirExplorer is a publicly available web-based suite of tools for air quality analysis that can be used to create visual displays (charts, maps, summary tables) of air quality data from EPA's Air Quality System (AQS). NOTE: You will need to enter the following user name and password to access the site (Username: air, Password: explorer).

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U.S. EPA's AIRNOW

http://www.airnow.gov

The U.S. EPA, National Oceanic &Atmospheric Administration, National Park Service, tribal, state, and local agencies have developed the AIRNow web site to provide the public with easy access to national air quality information. The web site offers daily Air Quality Index (AQI) forecasts as well as real-time AQI conditions for over 300 cities across the U.S., and provides links to more detailed state and local air quality web sites.

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U.S. EPA's Air Pollution Training Institute - Monitoring Training

http://www.epa.gov/oar/oaqps/eog/catalog/otccour.html

EPA's Air Pollution Training Institute (APTI) conducts about 20 different courses annually from a total of 38 titles available through the Air Training Centers. Below is a list of training courses offered related to monitoring (course number and name of course is listed): 401 Monitoring and Evaluation of Hazardous Air Pollutants 435 Atmospheric Sampling 450 Source Sampling for Pollutants 456 Fugitive VOC Leak Detection 457 Advanced Source Sampling Workshop 464 Analytical Methods for Air Quality Standards 468 Monitoring Compliance Test and Source Test Observation 470 Quality Assurance for Air Pollution Measurement Systems 474 Continuous Emission Monitoring

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U.S. EPA's Air Quality Index (AQI)

http://airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=aqibroch.index

The Air Quality Index (AQI) is an index for reporting daily air quality and associated short-term health effects. EPA calculates the AQI for five major air pollutants regulated by the Clean Air Act: ground-level ozone, particle pollution (also known as particulate matter), carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, and nitrogen dioxide. For each of these pollutants, EPA has established national air quality standards to protect public health.

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