ERIC Number: ED061055
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Volunteers for Air Monitoring Project (VAMP).
Oak Ridge National Lab., TN.
An education and communication project of the Environment and Technology Assessment Program, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee, is described in this report. The project for monitoring air dustfall resulted in the largest citizen-scientist air monitoring effort in the history of our nation. Nearly 21,000 public secondary school students and teachers through Tennessee were involved in the test during April, 1971. Primary goal was to establish a benchmark of basic data concerning air quality that would be useful in defining air quality standards. Sedimentation foils (over 20,700), coated with adhesive, were placed in open areas where they collected insoluable particles (dustfall) for a 30-day period. Results from weight gain analyses, in statistical and narrative form, together with operational procedures are presented in the report. (BL)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oak Ridge National Lab., TN.