The air pollution meteorology program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), administered by personnel from EPA and by personnel on assignment to EPA from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), is described. The program consists of two general areas of activity: research activities aimed at defining and describing meteorological factors of prime importance to air pollution control and abatement; operational support activities which apply meteorological principles to air pollution control programs. Current research activities on air quality simulation modeling, the Regional Air Pollution Study in the St. Louis area, geophysical studies, and air pollution potential climatology are reviewed.

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1 On assignment from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce.