The Indices of Environmental Status and Trend project was part of a consortium including American, George Mason, Maryland-Baltimore County and Penn State that was organized by the EPA's Center of Environmental Information and Statistics. NISS worked on the protocols and case studies for the public release and use of environmental data. NISS identified sources of air quality and meteorological data, and obtained the data required for the analysis. This process revealed both strengths and weaknesses in the resources that are currently readily accessible. The research team's entry point was AIRSWeb, a website established by the Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards.
NISS was asked to develop a case study, specifically of ozone status and trends for the Research Triangle area of North Carolina.
Principal Investigator(s): Jerome Sacks, NISS
Senior Investigator(s): Richard Smith, UNC- Chapel Hill
Post Doctoral Fellow(s): James Hilden-Minton