This course is a comprehensive overview of air resources modeling and management. Topics covered in this course include an introduction to particulate matter and gas-phase pollutant chemistry and physics; an overview of atmospheric motion to give students a sense of how air pollutant transport and transformation is modeled; air pollution modeling fundamentals and applications; an assessment of air pollution exposure, health effects, and toxicological and epidemiological considerations; regulatory considerations in air pollution control related to model selection and use; and a brief overview of air pollution control technologies and specific considerations relative to indoor air quality and climate change. Specific air pollution problems addressed in the course include those involving the state of air pollution at local, regional, and national scales; air pollution problems from a public health perspective; and system analytic approaches for developing air pollution control strategies for particulate matter, tropospheric ozone, acid rain, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, and greenhouse gases. A term-long case study assignment is required that will leverage these course elements against a relevant real-world air pollution scenario.
Course instructor: 
Ellis, Robert

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