The North America Research Study on Tropospheric Ozone (NARSTO)
is a large cooperative program to study and understand the formation, transport, and control of ozone. Participants include state and federal agencies, university researchers, private industry and contractors, and researchers and agencies from Canada and Mexico. The NARSTO program includes observations, modeling, emission inventories, and policy considerations under a coordinating umbrella.
Big Meadows Monitoring Site
Shenandoah NP, VA
The National Park Service participates in the NARSTO-NE and SOS programs that are under the NARSTO banner. The Department of Interior has signed the NARSTO Charter. In addition, the NPS Air Resources Division operates air quality monitoring stations at 36 locations in the national parks that provide rural and remote
measurements of ozone and meteorology. This data is submitted to the EPA AIRS database and is available for research purposes.