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NOAA’s Tampa-based DeHavilland Twin Otter (DHC-6) equipped to measure tropospheric fluxes and concentration gradients. Part of the BRACE presentation from the EPA-NOAA Scientist to Scientist Meeting

EPA's National Exposure Research Laboratory (NERL) is comprised of several divisions with diversified research specialties. NERL conducts research and development that leads to improved methods, measurements and models to assess and predict exposures of humans and ecosystems to harmful pollutants and other conditions in air, water, soil, and food.

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Research Areas

Clean Air

Clean/Safe Water

Land Preservation & Restoration

Healthy Communities & Ecosystems

-Mercury
-Global Change
-Safe Food

Additional Research Links:

NERL Science Forum 2004

August 2004 - Science Report on Exposure Research and Development

Models3/CMAQ - air quality modeling

Children's Environmental Exposure Research Study (CHEERS)

Detroit Exposure and Aerosol Research Study (DEARS)

Disinfection By-products (DBPs) - What is in our drinking water?

National Epidemiological and Environmental Assessment of Recreational (NEEAR) Water Study

COPP Study - EPA study finds air pollutants in cars cause health effects

Pollution-detecting Dogs

Environmental Forensics - identification of pollutants of unknown origin

Vacuum Distillation - analyzing organic chemicals

Human Exposure & Atmospheric Sciences - Characterizes aggregate human exposure from all sources and the emission and movement of pollutants through the atmosphere.
  Scientific Reports: Particulate Matter (PM), Children and their Environment



Microbiological & Chemical Exposure Assessment - Conducts research to measure, characterize and predict the exposure of humans to chemical and microbial hazards. This research provides information on environmental pathways by which hazardous contaminants are transported via air, water, food, and soil to populations at risk.
  Some Highlights: Microbiology Site, Drinking Water Methods, Marine Water Methods



Ecosystems Research - Performs research on approaches to multimedia modeling for landscape, nutrient and chemical stressors of ecosystems.
  Some Highlights: Watershed and Water Quality Modeling Technical Support Center, OnSite OnLine Tools for Site Assessment, Center for Exposure Assessment Modeling (CEAM)



Environmental Sciences - Develops methods for characterizing chemical and physical stressors. Develops landscape and regional assessment capabilities through the use of remote sensing and advanced spatial analysis techniques.
  Some Highlights: Landscape Ecology Projects



Atmospheric Modeling - Develops advanced air quality models that can simulate the transport and fate of pollutants in the atmosphere.
  Some Highlights: Atmospheric Modeling Monthly Highlights, Current Research



Ecological Exposure - Conducts laboratory and field studies aimed at providing research products that enable the Agency to conduct predictive and retrospective exposure assessments.
  Some Highlights: Ecological Exposure Research Projects

 

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Atmospheric Modeling | Ecological Exposure Research | Ecosystems Research | Environmental Sciences
Human Exposure & Atmospheric Sciences | Microbiological & Chemical Exposure Assessment Research

 
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