About the Course and Modules

Introduction to Regional Air Quality in the Mid-Atlantic is an educational series that covers regional air quality issues, particularly those that confront the Mid-Atlantic United States.  Divided into eight independent modules the series can be used in its entirety, one module at a time, or any combination of modules to best fit the audience.

The series provides state and agencies and others with tools to easily develop presentations for various audiences including agency staff, the general public, and decision makers.

The modules are divided into the following topics:

The following materials are included as resources:

Module 1 - Air Pollution Impacts

Instructor Manuals

Module 2 - Major Air Pollutants

Instructor's Manual Overview

Module 3 - Meteorology & Transport

PowerPoint Slides for Manuals

Module 4 - Measurements - Stack & Ambient

Student Materials (Handouts)

Module 5 - Emissions

Example Presentations

Module 6 - Communicating Air Quality


Module 7 - Solutions


Module 8 - Overview


About A Guide to Mid-Atlantic Regional Air Quality

Report Download

MARAMA prepared “A Guide to Mid-Atlantic Regional Air Quality” to broaden the understanding of the causes of the Region’s air quality problems. The report’s focus is on ozone, fine particle pollution, and pollutant interactions. It is intended to support the development of State Implementation Plans, help train agency staff members, and promote public education.

The Guide notes that each air pollution episode has unique characteristics and the importance of local emissions and transport from outside the area varies from season to season and in different weather patterns, but both local and distant sources are important.  The Guide concludes that effective air pollution control for the Mid-Atlantic Region will require a combination of local and upwind controls on a wide variety of pollution sources.

The principal author of the report was Dr. Jeff Stehr of the University of Maryland Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science, with assistance from MARAMA staff.

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