Florida Air Monitoring Network Assessment and Optimization
Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP)
By performing a network assessment and optimization study, Sonoma Technology helped the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) assess its statewide ambient air quality monitoring network. Sonoma Technology developed a conceptual model of the FDEP monitoring network, which records ozone, PM<sub>2.5</sub>, PM<sub>10</sub>, CO, SO<sub>2</sub>, NO<sub>2</sub>, and lead concentrations, and tested the model using four analyses: measured concentrations, area representativeness, suitability modeling, and correlation analysis. The results from this assessment were developed into a set of recommendations to help the network better meet the FDEP’s monitoring objectives.
Manager, Data Analysis Group / GIS Coordinator