An Analysis of Effects of San Diego Wildfire on Ambient Air Quality

  title={An Analysis of Effects of San Diego Wildfire on Ambient Air Quality},
  author={Shekar Viswanathan and Luis S. Eria and Nimal Diunugala and Jeffrey Johnson and Christopher McClean},
  journal={Journal of the Air \& Waste Management Association},
  pages={56 - 67}
Abstract The impact of major gaseous and particulate pollutants emitted by the wildfire of October 2003 on ambient air quality and health of San Diego residents before, during, and after the fire are analyzed using data available from the San Diego County Air Pollution Control District and California Air Resources Board. It was found that fine particulate matter (PM) levels exceeded the federal daily 24-hr average standard during the fire. There was a slight increase in some of the gaseous… 

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