Gorge Policy Day - March 5, 2008

Meeting Agenda (PDF)
Gorge Strategy Fact Sheet (PDF)
Draft Gorge Strategy Document (PDF)

Reports & Studies - Columbia River Gorge


Science Summary

Science Summary Report for September 24, 2007 - Draft (PDF - 1.35 Mb)
Science Summary Report for February 8, 2008 - Final (PDF - 1.29 Mb)

Causes of Haze in the Gorge (CoHaGo) Report

Draft CoHaGo Report (PDF - 5.5 Mb)
Final CoHaGo Report (PDF - 5.9 Mb) (Word - 10.8 Mb)

Gorge Modeling Report

Final Gorge Modeling Report 8-28-07.pdf (PDF - 4.75 Mb)
Final Gorge Modeling Report 8-28-07.doc (Word - 11.5 Mb)

Gorge Emission Inventory Report

Gorge Air Quality Emission Inventory Report Final 1-31-08 (PDF - 914 kb)


Quick Links:


Core Environmental - Aerosols and Haze in the Gorge

"On the Composition and Patterns of Aerosols and Haze Within the Columbia River Gorge September 1, 1996 - September 31, 1998," Core Environmental Consulting, January 12, 2001 CoreEnvCompositionandPatternsofHaze.pdf (PDF - 351 kb)

Visbility and Air Quality in the Gorge

"Columbia River Gorge Visibility and Air Quality Study Working Draft: Existing Knowledge and Additional Recommended Scientific Assessment to Consider," Mark C. Green, DRI, June 7, 2001 (updated July 26, 2001) VisibilityAndAirQuality.pdf (PDF - 1.4 Mb)

CMB Study
Chemical Mass Balance Source Apportionment of PM2.5 Aerosol in the Columbia River Gorge.

CMB Final Report, Hampden Kuhns, DRI. March 28, 2003 (PDF - 8.2 Mb)

Gorge Calpuff Footprint Analysis - WSU

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Source Footprint Analysis Using CALPUFF and CMAQ Modeling Systems (Word doc - 0.97 Mb) April 1, 2003
Trajectory graphic (jpg - 65 kb)

Study Plan

Fog Water Deposition in the Columbia River Gorge - Phase 1

Atmospheric deposition inputs and effects on lichen chemistry and indicator species in the Columbia River Gorge (PDF - 1.9 Mb)

Ozone Injury in West Coast Forests
This report covers six years of monitoring for ozone injury by the Pacific Northwest Research Station Forest Inventory and Analysis Program:

Ozone Injury in West Coast Forests (PDF - 2.3 Mb)

Air Quality Trends in the Gorge - Historical Data

Columbia Gorge Haze Gradient Study
The link below is the Columbia Gorge Haze Gradient Study. Note that at the end is an appendix with time series plots of daily average bsp for each of the nine sites.

Final Haze Gradient Study (PDF - 4.9 Mb)

Gorge Emission Inventory

Gorge Modeling Protocol
The link below is for a draft modeling protocol from Environ.

Draft Modeling Protocol (PDF - 4.8 Mb)
Final Modeling Protocol (PDF - 4.1 Mb)

Gorge CAMx Modeling Report
The link below is for the modeling report for the Gorge and represents a summary of the above identified presentations for CAMx Modeling.

DraftGorgeModelingReport7-3-07.pdf (PDF - 4.74 Mb)
Final Gorge Modeling Report 8-28-07.pdf (PDF - 4.75 Mb)
Final Gorge Modeling Report 8-28-07.doc (Word - 11.5 Mb)

Comments on above CAMx Modeling Report:

Gorge Air Quality Trends - Air Sciences Report

Air Quality Trends Report (PDF - 743 kb)
CRGNSA Air Quality Trends (PDF - 464 kb)

Air Quality Trends in the Gorge - Historical Data

Analyses of the Causes of Haze for the Central States (Phase II) and Summary of Findings - Executive Summary
Prepared for Central States Regional Air Planning Association by Sonoma Technology

Analyses of the Causes of Haze Phase II Executive Summary (PDF - 17 Mb)