Hi Everyone,
SOCAAR is pleased to announce our Seminar for March:
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
3 - 4 PM
200 College Street,
WB 407
Understanding Relevant Emissions and Atmospheric Formation Processes for Toxic Air Pollutants
Robert Harley
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
University of California, Berkeley
Abstract: The environment in cities around the world is degraded by gaseous and particle-phase air pollutants that adversely affect human health. Some pollutants of concern such as benzene and diesel particulate matter are directly emitted from sources and are not very reactive in the atmosphere. More complex problems involve pollutants such as formaldehyde where some fraction of the atmospheric burden results from photochemical reaction processes. In such cases, the relative importance of direct emissions versus in situ atmospheric formation is unclear and varies seasonally. Furthermore relevant sources and precursor compounds may be unclear. In this talk, I will describe the use of adjoint methods within atmospheric chemistry and transport models to identify, quantify, and rank sources and processes responsible for air pollution at urban receptors that are heavily affected by air pollution. The adjoint approach is complementary to traditional analytical methods that study the effects of a few key model inputs or parameters on all model outputs.
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SOCAAR Seminar – Robert Harley
Wed, March 28, 2018 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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