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Ambient Air Quality Monitoring for Tecate, Baja California, Mexico


Gabriel Ruiz
California Air Resources Board
P.O. Box 2815
Sacramento, CA 95812
Telephone: (916) 323-4397
FAX: (916) 327-8217

E-Mail: gruiz@arb.ca.gov


This project established an ambient air monitoring station in Tecate, Baja California, Mexico in January 1999 and operated that site for one year. Continuing operation of this station as a permanent monitoring site is being funded by others. The station supplements data being gathered through the Tijuana and Mexicali Air Monitoring Networks. The following air pollutants are monitored:

The data collected meets the California Air Resources Board's strict QA/QC requirements and it is incorporated into a data base that is the foundation for any air quality management program for the region with the overall goals of: Data is stored in EPA's Air Quality System and is available in the Border Air Quality Data section of the CICA Web site.


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