Sources of Virginia Meteorological and Air Quality Data for Use in Highway Air Quality Analysis with Comments on Their Usefulness

Report No: 75-R42

Published in 1975

About the report:

The preparation of accurate air quality analysis portions of highway environmental impact statements requires valid meteorological and air quality data. These data are needed, in part, to determine the regional and local wind patterns on which pollutant dispersion levels are based, which in turn are used in predicting changes in air quality levels that will result from highway construction. In response to the needs of the Environmental Quality Division of the Virginia Department of Highways and Transportation for valid data, this report was prepared for use as a guide to the sources of meteorological and air quality data in Virginia and to provide comments on the usefulness of these data for highway air quality impact analysis.

Disclaimer Statement:The contents of this report reflect the views of the author(s), who is responsible for the facts and the accuracy of the data presented herein. The contents do not necessarily reflect the official views or policies of the Virginia Department of Transportation, the Commonwealth Transportation Board, or the Federal Highway Administration. This report does not constitute a standard, specification, or regulation. Any inclusion of manufacturer names, trade names, or trademarks is for identification purposes only and is not to be considered an endorsement.


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Ernest Gordon Kerby

Last updated: February 5, 2024

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