Analysis of Air Quality with Numerical Simulation (CMAQ), and Observations of Trace Gases

Analysis of Air Quality with Numerical Simulation (CMAQ), and Observations of Trace Gases

Abstract :-
Ozone, a secondary pollutant, is a strong oxidant that can pose a risk to human health. It is formed from a complex set of photochemical reactions involving nitrogen oxides (NOx) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Ambient measurements and air quality modeling of ozone and its precursors are important tools for support of regulatory decisions, and analyzing atmospheric chemical and physical processes. I worked on three methods to improve our understanding of photochemical ozone production in the Eastern U.S.: a new detector for NO2, a numerical experiment to test the sensitivity to the timing to emissions, and comparison of modeled and observed vertical profiles of CO and ozone. Continue reading Analysis of Air Quality with Numerical Simulation (CMAQ), and Observations of Trace Gases