Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative

Fine Particle Monitoring: Interagency Monitoring of Protected Visual Environments (IMPROVE): IMPROVE Data Status Codes

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  • Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative

    • Address:
      705 Spear Street
      South Burlington, Vermont 05403
      United States of America

      Phone: (802) 656-2975


    Furtherance of a national goal that calls for “the prevention of any future, and the remedying of any existing, impairment of visibility in mandatory Class I federal areas which impairment results from manmade air pollution.” The Regional Haze Rule (RHR) expanded this mandate by requiring monitoring in locations representative of the 156 visibility-protected federal Class I areas. IMPROVE was designated as the visibility monitoring network to be used to carry out this responsibility.


  • Benjamin Whitney: Principal Investigator

  • Richard Poirot: Content Provider

  • Ralph Perron: Principal Investigator

  • Bennet Leon: Content Provider

  • Robert Lacaillade : Principal Investigator

  • Jenny Berschling: Content Provider


  • air, air pollution, air quality, monitoring,

Geographic Coverage

  • Coordinates
    • -73.12053333, 42.9561
    • -72.86817, 42.9561
    • -72.86817, 44.52443333
    • -73.12053333, 44.52443333
    • -73.12053333, 42.9561
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Data Table

  • Title: IMPROVE Data Status Codes
  • Start Date: 1988-03-02
  • End Date: 2017-03-30
  • Description: Explanations of the status codes used in the IMPROVE aerosol monitoring data

  • Purpose: Explain missing or erroneous data

  • Condensed Title: Z0100_BKOR2M

  • Object Name: VMC.100.2285

  • Data Type: mySQL
  • Citation: IMPROVE (2017) IMPROVE Data Status Codes. FEMC.

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Attribute List

    Attribute Name: Description
    • Label: Status Flag Meaning
    • Description: The meaning of the codes that explain missing or invalid data
    • Storage Type: text
    • Measurment Type: nominal
    Attribute Name: Status_Flag
    • Label: Status Flag
    • Storage Type: text


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