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The Georgia Basin – Puget Sound Airshed Characterization Report 2014

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Environment Canada and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 2014. Georgia Basin - Puget Sound Airshed Characterization Report, 2014. Vingarzan R., So R., Kotchenruther R., editors. Environment Canada, Pacific and Yukon Region, Vancouver (BC). U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10, Seattle (WA). ISBN 978-1-100 22695-8. Cat. No.: En84-3/2013E-PDF. EPA 910-R-14-002.

 

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Contributors

Editors:

Roxanne Vingarzan
Environment Canada
Pacific and Yukon Region
Vancouver, BC

Rita So
Environment Canada
Pacific and Yukon Region
Vancouver, BC

Robert Kotchenruther
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Region 10
Seattle, WA

Chapter Authors

Chapter 1: Introduction – Rebecca Saari, Roxanne Vingarzan, Rita So (Environment Canada)

Chapter 2: Fundamental Concepts of Air Quality – Bruce Thomson and Rebecca Saari (Environment Canada)

Chapter 3: Air Quality and Weather – Bruce Thomson and Rebecca Saari (Environment Canada)

Chapter 4: Air Quality and Social and Economic Trends – Jim Vanderwal, Amy Greenwood, and Narissa Chadwick (Fraser Basin Council), Rita So (Environment Canada)

Chapter 5: Emissions – Rebecca Saari (Environment Canada) and Robert Kotchenruther (Environmental Protection Agency Region 10)

Chapter 6: Air Quality Monitoring – Roxanne Vingarzan, Sarah Hanna and Rita So (Environment Canada)

Chapter 7: Ozone – Roxanne Vingarzan (Environment Canada), Robert Kotchenruther (Environmental Protection Agency Region 10), Sarah Hanna, and Rita So (Environment Canada), Ranil Dhammapala (Washington State Department of Ecology

Chapter 8: Particulate Matter – Roxanne Vingarzan (Environment Canada), Robert Kotchenruther (Environmental Protection Agency Region 10), Rebecca Saari, Sarah Hanna and Rita So (Environment Canada)

Chapter 9: Visibility – Rita So (Environment Canada), Roxanne Vingarzan (Environment Canada), Robert Kotchenruther (Environmental Protection Agency Region 10), Bill Taylor (Environment Canada), Rebecca Saari (Environment Canada), Sarah Hanna (Environment Canada)

Chapter 10: Regional Air Quality Modelling – Robert Kotchenruther (Environmental Protection Agency Region 10) and Bill Taylor (Environment Canada)

Chapter 11: Transboundary Transport – Roxanne Vingarzan, Bill Taylor, Sarah Hanna (Environment Canada)

Chapter 12: Atmospheric Deposition and Ecological Effects – Patrick Shaw, Chris Eckley, Donna Strang, Bill Taylor, Sarah Hanna (Environment Canada) and Julian Aherne (Trent University)

Chapter 13: Air Quality and Climate Change – Brian Lamb, Serena Chung, Rodrigo Gonzales, Jeremy Avise (Washington State University), Janya Kelly, David Plummer, Paul Makar and Bill Taylor (Environment Canada)

Chapter 14: Health and Socio-Economic Impacts of Poor Air Quality – Jim Vanderwal, Amy Greenwood, Narissa Chadwick (Fraser Basin Council), Tracey Parker (Environment Canada), Patti Dods (Health Canada), and Rita So (Environment Canada)

Acknowledgments

The editors would like to gratefully acknowledge the reviewers whose time, effort and expertise have contributed greatly to the report:

 

Peter Schwarzhoff (retired)
Environment Canada
Pacific and Yukon Region
Vancouver, BC
Robert Elleman
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Region 10
Seattle, WA
Roger McNeill (retired)
Environment Canada
Pacific and Yukon Region
Vancouver, BC
Elliot Rosenberg
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Region 10
Seattle, WA
Derek Jennejohn
Metro Vancouver
Burnaby, BC
Sally Otterson
Washington State Department of Ecology
Olympia, WA
Natalie Suzuki
BC Ministry of Environment
Victoria, BC
Ranil Dhammapala
Washington State Department of Ecology
Olympia, WA
Markus Kellerhals
BC Ministry of Environment
Victoria, BC
Keith Rose
U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency
Region 10
Seattle, WA
Steve Sakiyama
BC Ministry of Environment
Victoria, BC
Brian Lamb
Washington State University
Pullman, WA
Ian McKendry
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC
Dan Jaffe
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Julian Aherne
Trent University
Peterborough, ON
Tonnie Cummings
National Park Service
Pacific West Region
Vancouver, WA
Paul Makar
Environment Canada
Ontario Region
Downsview, ON
Gary Olszewski
Port Metro Vancouver
Vancouver, BC
Julie Saxton
Metro Vancouver
Burnaby, BC
Ken Reid
Metro Vancouver
Burnaby, BC
Geoff Doerksen
Metro Vancouver
Burnaby, BC
Corinne Schiller
Environment Canada
Pacific and Yukon Region
Vancouver, BC
Keith Jones
Environment Canada
Pacific and Yukon Region
Vancouver, BC
Bruce Ainslie
Environment Canada
Pacific and Yukon Region
Vancouver, BC
Jean-Michel Larivière
Environment Canada
National Capital Region
Gatineau, QC

 

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