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2006 Annual report for the UK Black Smoke Network.

Butterfield, D M; Quincey, P; Yardley, R E; Hughey, P; Lipscombe, R (2007) 2006 Annual report for the UK Black Smoke Network. NPL Report. AS 2

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The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) was awarded the contract to set up and run the UK Black Smoke Network by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) in September 2006 under contract “RMP 2951, The Provision of Consultancy Services for the Monitoring of Black Smoke in the UK”.
The Network was required to meet the recommendations of the independent review of the UK Urban Network for measurement of Black Smoke, SO2 and NO2, which concluded that a network of around 20 sites would be required to measure Black Smoke concentrations.
This report covers the setting up of the UK Black Smoke Network, the operation of the Network and the data produced in 2006.
One significant change to the Network is that measurements of Black Smoke reflectance are made centrally at NPL rather than individually at sites.
New Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QA/QC) procedures are described that improve on those already in place when each local Council performed the measurements. A provisional measurement uncertainty for Black Smoke concentrations has been calculated.
The average data capture for the Network over the year for existing Black Smoke sites was 86%, with five of the fourteen sites then in place failing to reach a data capture rate of 90%.

Item Type: Report/Guide (NPL Report)
NPL Report No.: AS 2
Subjects: Environmental Measurement
Environmental Measurement > Air Quality and Airborne Particulates
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2018 13:15
URI: http://eprintspublications.npl.co.uk/id/eprint/3873

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