Southern Oxidants Study
a photochemical oxidant and aerosol field program
Where: Nashville / Middle Tennessee
When: June - July 1999
What: SOS was designed to improve understanding of the processes that control the formation and distribution of fine particles and ozone. The focus of NOAA's component of the field study includes airborne measurements using the NOAA WP-3D aircraft, and surface measurements from a ground-based sampling site located at the Cornelia Fort Air Park. The focus shifts to an Atlanta supersite in August.
Who: Investigators in this project include researchers from universities, private industry, and federal laboratories. Participating institutions include the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL).