Solar radiation enters the Earth's atmosphere with a portion being scattered by clouds and aerosols.

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NARSTO Data and Information


NARSTO Data and Information

NARSTO (formerly North American Research Strategy for Tropospheric Ozone) was a partnership among government, private industry, and research organizations in Canada, the United States and Mexico that was dedicated to improving the management of air quality in North America. Its primary mission to coordinate and enhance policy-relevant scientific research and assessment of tropospheric pollution behavior; its activities input for science-based decision-making and determination of workable, efficient, and effective strategies for local and regional air-pollution management. Data products from local, regional, and international monitoring and research programs are available.


The NARSTO organization, having met the goals of its 1999 charter, was disbanded as of December 31, 2010

Study Description Data Products




International Consortium for Atmospheric Research on Transport and Transformation (ICARTT), NorthEast Aerosol eXperiment (NEAX) 2004

Products Temporal Resolution Temporal Coverage
NARSTO Texas PM2.5 Sampling and Analysis Study 1997-1998


03/11/1997 - 03/12/1998

Study Description Data Products

NARSTO Southern Oxidants

Aircraft and surface measurements of chemical constituants and particles

Study Description Data Products

EPA Supersites

Environmental Protection Agency Supersites

Study Description Data Products


Study of the Health Effects of the Mix of Urban Air Pollutants


Supersite Transboundary Intensive Field Study


Pacific 2001 Air Quality Study

NARSTO read software is product dependent. If read software is available, a "read software" tab will appear on the product landing page.

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