Air Quality Monitoring
||To continually measure ambient air quality in forested areas
of West Virginia based upon parameters measured by the National
Dry Deposition Network.
||expected to continue
||USDA Forest Service Timber and Watershed Research Lab, Parsons,
WV; Monongahela National Forest, Bearden Knob - Canaan Heights,
||Paired watershed approach with 2 recording stations at separate
NOTE: substudies may include more or fewer weather recording
|Likelihood of Locating Study Areas:
||Substudies include varying degrees of treatment to the forests
located on the monitored watersheds.
||Ambient air monitoring equipment were used and operation of
equipment was checked weekly. O3 analyzer, SO2
analyzer, and NOx analyzer were among the special
|Variables and Sampling Frequency:
||National Dry Deposition Network (NDDN) data collected: site,
date, time, precipitation (inches), wind direction (0 to 360
deg), wind speed (meters/second), temperature (degC), relative
humidity (%), ozone (ppb), solar radiation (Watt/meter squared).
Additional data collected included sulfur dioxide (ppb), nitrogen
oxide (ppb), and nitrous oxides (ppb).
||US EPA procedures followed for ozone analyzer.
||Current raw and summarized data are stored on 9-track tape.
The DG which can output to ASCII is used as backup.
|Global Change Research Applications:
||Studies of Ecosystem Processes
Model Development and Application
|Publications and Reports:
||Adams, Mary Beth; Kochenderfer, James N.; Edwards, Pamela
J.; Angradi, Theodore. 1993. Research on acidic deposition and
other air pollutants at the Fernow Experimental Forest. In:
Keller, E.C., Jr., ed. Proceedings of the West Virginia Academy
of Science. Vol. 65(1); 1993 April 3; Davis and Elkins College,
Elkins, WV. Huntington, WV: Marshall University Printing Services:
Lefohn, Allen S.; Edwards, Pamela J.; Adams, Mary Beth. 1994.
The characterization of ozone exposures in rural West Virginia
and Virginia. Journal of Air and Waste Management Association.
Edwards, P.J.; Wood, F.; Kochenderfer, J.N. 1991. Characterization
of ozone during consecutive drought and wet years at a rural
West Virginia site. Journal of Air and Waste Management Association
||Mary Beth Adams, USDA Forest Service, P.O. Box 404, Parsons,
WV. 26287. (304) 478-2000.
||Monongahela National Forest - Bearden Knob