Case Study

Ambient Air & Meteorological Monitoring (US)

SLR installed and is currently operating a network of ambient air and meteorological monitoring stations to support outer continental shelf (OCS) exploratory drilling along the Alaska coast. The monitoring system includes a passive radiometer vertical temperature profiler that is designed to provide off-shore temperature data. Additional on-shore monitoring includes a full array of meteorological measurements, nitrogen oxide (NO2), ozone (O3), carbon monoxide (CO), sulfur dioxide (SO2), and particulate matter (PM10 and PM2.5) including PM2.5 chemical speciation sampling at multiple locations

Location:

Alaska Coast

Client:

Confidential Client

Sector:

Oil & Gas

Project Objectives:

Data from the SLR-operated ambient air quality and meteorological monitoring stations are used to support current and future air permit applications as well as supplement regional databases to assist in future decision-making processes. Data collected from the passive radiometer are used by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) to validate the Offshore and Coastal Dispersion Model (OCD) used to determine the potential impacts of offshore development activities.

Our Role

SLR undertook the following works:

  • Installation and operation of a network of ambient air and meteorological monitoring stations
  •  On-shore monitoring includes a full array of meteorological measurements, nitrogen oxide (NO2), ozone (O3), carbon monoxide (CO), sulfur dioxide (SO2), and particulate matter (PM10 and PM2.5) including PM2.5 chemical speciation sampling at multiple locations
  •  Monitoring programs are consistent with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) monitoring requirements
  •  Monthly status and data reporting to satisfy air quality permit requirements

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Air Quality

Air Quality