Air Quality

Our faculty have a rich legacy of research in science related to characterizing and quantifying air pollutants and their roles in affecting air quality, impairing visibility, and more recently evaluating exposure of humans to air pollutants in different environments.

Atmospheric Science research in this study area has included the evaluation of meteorological model output used in air quality modeling, using back-trajectory analysis to validate receptor modeling results, including the development of new hybrid modeling approaches (e.g., weighting receptor modeling results by transport frequency), and using output from meteorological models for smoke emissions forecasting. Our researchers have also applied their skills to evaluate the effect of meteorological conditions when comparing column total satellite derived aerosol information to surface aerosol measurements.

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