Accession Number : AD0729413

Title :   Averaging Time and Maxima for Air Polution Concentrations.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY OPERATIONS RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Barlow,Richard E.

Report Date : JUL 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : For purposes of evaluating air quality, it is important to know the probability that maximum pollutant concentrations will exceed state standards stated for various averaging times. Extreme value theory to determine the limiting distribution of maximum air pollutant concentrations as a function of averaging time. Bounds on the location parameter of the corresponding extreme value distribution are used to evaluate air quality. In particular, these bounds are used to evaluate suspended particulate data. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIR POLLUTION, *DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS), STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, CONCENTRATION(CHEMISTRY), MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, THEORY, PARTICLES

Subject Categories : Air Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE