The Korea-United States Air Quality Study (KORUS-AQ) is an international, multi-organization mission to observe air quality across the Korean peninsula and surrounding waters. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Korean National Institute of Environmental Research (NIER) are leading the research. Other participants include the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), academia and various research institutions.
KORUS-AQ measurements were made recently in South Korea. We’re delighted that AT-Frontier, our South Korean partner, had a Syft Voice200ultra SIFT-MS instrument generating continuous ground-based concentration profiles for 43 volatile organic compounds (VOCs). During the study in the center of Seoul, the Voice200ultra instrument was located both at a fixed monitoring site and in a mobile monitoring station.
We eagerly await public release of this data within the next six months!