MARAMA and NESCAUM co-hosted the 2004 Joint MARAMA/NESCAUM Monitoring Committee meeting on October 18-20, 2004 in Atlantic City, NJ.

Topics for the three day meeting included:

  • National Monitoring Strategy
  • Air Monitoring Issues
  • AQS Data Access
  • SOAP Project
  • Analysing STN and IMPROVE Data


Final Agenda

Meeting Summary

EPA Regional Monitoring Issues and Priorities,
Walter Wilkie and Ted Erdman, EPA Region III

Comparing STN Data from the Liberty and Lawrenceville Monitoring Sites in Allegheny County, PA
Jason Maranche, Allegheny County

State and Local Agency PM2.5 Web Sites in the MARAMA Region,
Alice Lutrey, MARAMA

NESCAUM Break-Out Session

Update and Discussion of Implementing the National Monitoring Strategy
Tim Hanley, OAQPS and the MARAMA/NESCAUM States

Update and Discussion of Other Important Air Monitoring Issues
Tim Hanley, OAQPS and the MARAMA/NESCAUM States

Plans for Enhanced AQS Data Access – the Evolution of AQS,
Nick Mangus, EPA

Air Toxics

Results of the Speciation of Organics for Apportionment of PM2.5 Project (SOAP),
Dr. Monica Mazurek, Rutgers University

PM2.5 Forecasting in the Mid-Atlantic: Overview and Initial Results
Bill Ryan, Penn State University

Analyzing STN and IMPROVE Data in the MARAMA and NESCAUM Regions

PM2.5 and Regional Haze Monitoring

Practical Experiences Operating Rural Aerosol Intensive Network (RAIN) Sites

A “First Look” at Rural Aerosol Intensive Network (RAIN) Data
George Allen, NESCAUM

Using a Two-Wavelength Aethalometer to Observe Wood Smoke
George Allen, NESCAUM

Impacts of Atmospheric Nitrogen Deposition on New Jersey Pine Barren Forests
Tom Belton, NJ

Training Environmental Statisticians – Tomorrow’s Problem Solvers
William F. Hunt, Jr., North Carolina State University

IMPROVE Site Visit at the Forsythe NWR at Brigantine, NJ
Sandra Silva, Deborah Long, and Steve Atzert, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service