ASP Publications

The Aerosol Sampling Program (ASP) has been running for almost 20 years. Aerosol samples are routinely collected in a number of Australian sites as well as within Asia. Samples are analysed by means of IBA techniques and results interpreted and reported.  This page contains links and downloads to a range of ASP related publications.

ASP Databases

Recent ASP databases and supporting information are available on this website.

ASP Related Media

ASP Published Studies

ASP Newsletters
Aerosol Sampling Program (ASP) Newsletters are published regularly to keep interested parties up to date with recent analyses and results. Each newsletter focuses on specific data from selected sites around Australia. Some recent Newsletters can be viewed/downloaded as PDF files by following the links below. To receive your own copy of the ASP Newsletter contact Dr David Cohen
Earlier issues of the newsletter are available upon request.
Journal Publications
A list of key ASP related publications are available on the Ion Beam Analysis (IBA) publications page.
ASP Monthly Summary Sheets
The data in the ASP monthly summary sheets below was obtained in collaboration with many different organisations, including significant financial support from Muswellbrook Shire Council, Botany Bay City Council, Newcastle City Council, Orica Australia, Bluescope Steel and The University of Western Sydney.
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Further information: Aerosol Sampling Program
The following links are provided for the 2011 summary sheets for Manila, Philippines and Hanoi, Vietnam sites.
NEW Online Data Collection
A significant portion of our aerosol data for a number of sampling sites has now been made available online through the ANSTO data repository. These data sets have also been added to the Australian National Data Service (ANDS). 
Regional Cooperative Agreement (RCA) across Asia
ANSTO has also been involved in the Asia-Pacific Aerosol Database (A-PAD) project as part of the Regional Co-operative Agreement (RCA) under the International Atomic Agency (IAEA).
Visible atmospheric haze is a major problem for many countries in the Asia region. Identifying the contributing sources of this haze is the first critical step towards developing strategies for reducing or eliminating this pollution. A-PAD is the result of a successful 14 country particulate matter project involving weekly (or biweekly) PM2.5 (fine) and PM10 sampling for a 24 hour period spanning 10 years (2000-2010).
The 14 countries included Australia, Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Mongolia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam.
Already data collected by the atmospheric science experts is proving to be an invaluable resource for developing new air pollution models and pollution reduction strategies based on better quantification of local source contributors as well as the influence of sources long range transport on the particle concentrations at a site. Click here for more details.
A subset of this database is available for download at: