Network

Lead Federal Agency

Number of Sites

Initiated

Measurement Parameters

Location of Information and/or Data

UVB Monitoring and Research Program

USDA

35

1992

UVB radiation

http://uvb.nrel.colostate.edu/UVB/jsp/uvb_climate_network.jsp

SURFRAD

NOAA

7

1993

Solar and infrared radiation, direct and diffuse solar

http://www.srrb.noaa.gov/surfrad/index.html

PRIMENet

NPS

14

1997

Ozone, wet and dry deposition, visibility, surface meteorology, and ultraviolet radiation

http://www.forestry.umt.edu/research/MFCES/programs/primenet

BioWatch

DHS

>30

2001

Pathogens into the air, providing warning to the government and public health community of a potential bioterror event

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/terror/RL32152.html

NOTES:

1NCore is a network proposed to replace NAMS as a component of SLAMS; NAMS are currently designated as national trends sites.

2PM-10-2.5–proposed new NAAQS

3Surface meteorology includes wind direction and speed, temperature, precipitation, relative humidity, and solar ration (PAMS only).

4PM-10 metals may include arsenic, beryllium, cadmium, chromium, lead, manganese, nickel, and others.

5The number of sites indicated for tribal monitoring is actually the number of monitors rather than sites. The number of sites with multiple monitors is probably less than 80.

SOURCE: Scheffe, 2007.



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