Articles | Volume 21, issue 6
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 4729–4739, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-4729-2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 4729–4739, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-4729-2021

Research article 26 Mar 2021

Research article | 26 Mar 2021

Identifying and quantifying source contributions of air quality contaminants during unconventional shale gas extraction

Nur H. Orak et al.

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Subject: Gases | Research Activity: Field Measurements | Altitude Range: Troposphere | Science Focus: Chemistry (chemical composition and reactions)
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In this paper, we investigate the effect of unconventional natural gas development activities on local air quality. This is the first study, to our knowledge, to collect high-time-resolution ambient concentrations of compounds emitted from well pad activity on Marcellus Shale during various phases of operation such that the relative air quality effect of each phase of development can be investigated.
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