EPA Ireland Archive of Ozone Precursors Monitoring Data

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The main objectives of these measurements are to analyse any trend in ozone precursors, to check the consistency of emission inventories and to help attribute emission sources to pollution concentration.
An additional aim is to support the understanding of ozone formation and precursor dispersion processes, as well as the application of photochemical models.

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The Air Quality Team
Environmental Protection Agency Air Quality Team
Scientific Officer
EPA Regional Inspectorate, Richview,, Clonskeagh Road, Dublin 14, Ireland
Telephone: +353 1 268 0100
e-mail: airqd@epa.ie

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Att 1    Dublin_Rathmines_o_xylene_2015_ugm3_day.xlsx   (0.02 Mb)
Att 2    Dublin_Rathmines_mp_xylene_2015_ugm3_day.xlsx   (0.02 Mb)
Att 3    Dublin_Rathmines_ethylbenzene_2015_ugm3_day.xlsx   (0.02 Mb)
Att 4    Dublin_Rathmines_Benzene_2015_ugm3_day.xlsx   (0.02 Mb)
Att 5    Kilkenny_SevittLodge_Toluene_2015_ugm3_day.xlsx   (0.02 Mb)
Att 6    Dublin_Rathmines_Toluene_2015_ugm3_day.xlsx   (0.02 Mb)
Att 7    Kilkenny_SevilleLodge_Benzene_2015_ugm3_day.xlsx   (0.02 Mb)
Att 8    Dublin_Rathmines_o_xylene_2014_ugm3_day.xlsx   (0.01 Mb)
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Author(s)Team, Q.A.
Title Of WebsiteSecure Archive For Environmental Research Data
Publication InformationEPA Ireland Archive of Ozone Precursors Monitoring Data
Name of OrganisationEnvironmental Protection Agency Ireland
Electronic Address or URL http://erc.epa.ie/safer/resource?id=2a0fc500-9f0f-102b-aa08-55a7497570d3
Unique Identifier2a0fc500-9f0f-102b-aa08-55a7497570d3
Date of AccessLast Updated on SAFER: 2017-05-28

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SAFER-Data Display URL http://erc.epa.ie/safer/iso19115/display?isoID=85
Resource KeywordsOzone Precursor, Ethylbenzene, m+p xylene, o-xylene, isoprene,1,2,3-TMB, 1,3,5-TMB, 1,2,4-TMB, Toluene
EPA/ERTDI/STRIVE Project CodeAir Quality
EPA/ERTDI/STRIVE Project ThemeAir Quality
Resource Availability: Any User Can Download Files From This Resource
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Limitations on the use of this ResourceData Download Disclaimer...
Number of Attached Files (Publicly and Openly Available for Download): 53
Project Start Date Tuesday 21st January 2003 (21-01-2003)
Earliest Recorded Date within any attached datasets or digital objects Tuesday 21st January 2003 (21-01-2003)
Most Recent Recorded Date within any attached datasets or digital objects Thursday 31st December 2009 (31-12-2009)
Published on SAFERWednesday 9th July 2008 (09-07-2008)
Date of Last EditThursday 15th December 2016 at 13:48:53 (15-12-2016)
Datasets or Files Updated On Thursday 15th December 2016 at 13:48:53 (15-12-2016)

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Description of Geographical Characteristics of This Project or Dataset
Fixed stations and trailer sites around Ireland.

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Lineage information about this project or dataset
CAFE Directive 2008/50/EC requires member states to monitor volatile organic compound ozone precursors.
Eight of these: (Benzene,Toluene,Ethylbenzene,m+p xylene,o-xylene,isoprene,1,2,3-TMB,1,3,5-TMB,1,2,4-TMB) are measured at the Rathmines monitoring station in Dublin.
Toluene was often monitored separately at various trailer sites. There are no limits for these compounds in the legislation.
Supplementary Information
Precursors are measured using an automated GC-MS.

FILENAME CONVENTION: To intuitively guide users on the data contained in each of the dataset files the FILENAMES shown
abide by a simple convention. The first part of the filename corresponds to the station location where the monitoring
took place, the second refers to the pollutant measured. The third part of the filename corresponds
to the year of measurement. For datasets which contain data measured over two years rather than one the year provided includes
the year when measurement commented at that station site. If measurement data was collected at using a mobile
monitoring station the code TR will follow the pollutant name.

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Comma Separated formats (CSV file type), or plain text (TXT file type). The latter two will open in recent versions of MS Excel.
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