Automobile Emissions: An Overview
U.S. EPA fact sheet.
BBC: Beijing 'Failing Pollution Test"
News report on airborne pollutant levels, one month before the Olympic Games in 2008, citing international standards.
Bay Area Air Quality Management District
The BAAQMD (District) is the regional, government agency that regulates sources of air pollution within the nine San Francisco Bay Area Counties.
California Air Resources Board
CA air regulations, CA Almanac of Emissions and Air Quality, air emissions modeling, the gasoline additive MTBE, information on reducing air pollution from marine engines, and management of smoke from agricultural burning.
Clean Air Task Force
A nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring clean air and healthy environments in the United States through scientific research, public education, and legal advocacy.
DataFed Wiki: Air Quality Datasets
Provides standard interfaces to heterogeneous distributed air quality data, aids data analysis with web services and tools and gathers user-provided metadata and feedback.
Denver Vehicle Emissions Testing Program
Describes the mandatory vehicle emissions testing program in the Denver-Boulder area of Colorado, including maps to emissions stations, testing requirements, help for failing vehicles and tips to keep from becoming a gross polluter.
DieselNet: Diesel Emissions Online
Information service on diesel exhaust emissions, emission control technologies, diesel engines, fuels, and related topics.
Environment Canada: National Pollutant Release Inventory
Information about releases of pollutants into the air, the water and on land. In English and French.
Presents free accessible articles, publications, events, software, technological solutions and web resources for Air Pollution Control.
Environmental Software and Modelling Group, Technical University of Madrid
Conducts research in measurement and modelling of air quality, including air quality prediction.
Fuel Efficiency Automobile Test Data Center
The site contains vehicle emissions databases and reports remotely collected from in-use vehicles since 1987 from around the world. Data sets include cars, light-trucks, heavy-duty trucks, jet aircraft, locomotives and snowmobiles.
History of the Clean Air Act
Recounts the historical development of United States air quality statutes and regulations, including an introduction to the technical concepts involved.
Navy Aerosol Analysis and Prediction System (NAAPS)
Includes global, five day forecasts of dust, smoke and sulfate aerosols as well as comparison with satellite analyses.
Netherlands National Air Quality Monitoring Network
A division of RIVM, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment. Up-to-date, hourly information about air quality in The Netherlands.
Norwegian Institute for Air Research
A leading centre of expertise in questions related to air pollution. Established in 1969, it is an independent foundation specialized in most issues of air pollution on national and international levels. (Language: Norwegian)
Parkland Airshed Management Zone Association
Provides information about the PAMZ, a non-profit multi-stakeholder organization established to manage and monitor air quality issues in central Alberta, Canada.
SEIPH - Environmental Research Group
Air Quality monitoring networks of London, Bedfordshire, Kent and Hertfordshire in the UK. Near realtime data is available from the site.
Southern Oxidants Study (SOS) 99 Field Campaign
Research focused on obtaining an improved understanding of the processes that control the formation and distribution of fine particles and ground-level ozone.
State/Local Air Pollution Control Agencies
The State and Territorial Air Pollution Program Administrators (STAPPA) and the Association of Local Air Pollution Control Officials (ALAPCO) are national associations representing air pollution control agencies in the 54 U.S. states/territories and over 150 major metropolitan areas. Site has information and links.
The Low Emissions Mission
A free resource for Virginia Vehicle Emissions Inspectors. Includes on-line training, discussions forum, tutorials, and a cartoon archive. Citizens who have failed the emissions inspection can use this site for information on causes and repairs that could lead to a passing emissions result.
U.S. Forest Service Air Quality and Smoke Management Pages
Various materials on air quality and visibility, Forest Service Class I PSD Areas, Integrating Air Quality and Fire Management into Land Management Planning, and smoke and dust from wildland fires.
UK Air Quality Archive
Features information on the causes and effects of pollution. Includes forecast bulletin, 24 hour summaries and articles.
WHO: Air Quality Guidelines
Global update 2005, with summary of risk assessment for particulate matter, ozone, nitrogen dioxide and sulfur dioxide. Links to multi-lingual versions in PDF.