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Strategic Plan for Particulate Matter Research: 2005-2010

2. Research Needs by Focus Area

In the 2000 to 2004 PM research plan (Carr et al., 2002a) , five research focus areas were identified by the research community and transportation professionals. Five similar research focus areas were used to organize the literature assessment completed to develop this Strategic Plan (Tamura et al., 2005) . In the literature assessment, research issues were identified by focus area in tables at the beginning of each section; these tables have been updated in Appendix B of this document to reflect the priority of each need as discussed at the workshop.

This discussion section lists each of the five research focus areas and identifies the high-, medium-, and low-priority research needs in each focus area. Since Sections 3, 4, and 5 of this document are organized by research priority (high-, medium, or low-priority, respectively), this Section is intended to help readers find descriptions of research needs by focus area. More complete descriptions of important research needs are included in the Sections that follow.

2.1 Basic Research

2.2 Applied Research

For comparison, the research focus areas, key questions, and proposed projects from the 2000 to 2004 PM research plan are shown in Appendix C.

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