Joint Session 59 Joint Session with the Committee on Atmospheric Chemistry. Part VI: Air Quality Impacts on Society and the Environment Particulate Matter Studies

Thursday, 11 January 2018: 3:30 PM-4:45 PM
412 (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the 20th Joint Conference on the Applications of Air Pollution Meteorology with the A&WMA; and the 20th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry )
Jared Lee, NCAR, Applied Research Laboratory, Boulder, CO

Anthropogenic air pollutant emissions, including those from transportation, industrial, residential, and commercial sectors, as well as from wild fires and prescribed burning, contribute to the long-existing air pollution problems (PM2.5/10, VOCs, O3, NOx, SOx, NH3) around the globe, especially in megacities and in the developing world, in addition to the warming produced by greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. These pollutants have been found to have profound impacts on public health in terms of mortality, asthma, and heart conditions. These adverse effects may be enhanced in the future due to global climate change. Mitigation of the effects of air pollution and substantial reduction of air pollutant emissions are critical issues facing policymakers to protect public health and society development. This session solicits observational, modeling and/or multi-disciplinary scientific investigations of both aerosol and trace gas (composition) pollutants to address process level understanding of air quality issues and their impacts on human, environmental and agricultural health. Atmospheric constituents of interests include: ground-level ozone (O3), oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and sulfur (SOx), ammonia (NH3), methane (CH4), volatile organic compounds (VOCs), airborne respirable particulate matter (PM2.5), and inhalable particulate matter (PM2.5-PM10).

3:30 PM
Assessing the Impact of Power Plants on PM10 in South Korea using a Modeling Approach
Il Soo Park Sr., Hankuk Univ. of Foreign Studies, Korea-Latin America Green Convergence Center, Yongin-si, Korea, Republic of (South); and S. S. Ha Jr., Y. W. Jang Jr., S. H. Jang Jr., K. W. Chung Sr., M. S. Park Jr., C. K. Song, B. G. Kim, C. H. Kim Sr., and W. J. Lee
3:45 PM
Mapping the PM Emissions Exposure Risk due to Hydraulic Fracturing in Pennsylvania
Z. Banan, Penn State Univ., Univ. Park, PA; and J. M. Gernand

4:00 PM
An Approach for Straw Burning in China to Minimize Air Pollution
Yongqiang Liu, USDA Forest Service, Athens, GA; and L. Zhang
4:15 PM
High Resolution Air Quality Modeling of Emissions, Transformation, and Fate of Canadian Oil Sands Pollutants
Paul A. Makar, EC, Toronto, ON, Canada; and A. Akingunola, C. Stroud, C. Whaley, A. Dastoor, J. Chen, M. D. Moran, J. Zhang, J. Soares, Y. A. Aklilu, B. Pabla, M. Sheppard, K. Hayden, A. Robichaud, S. M. Li, A. Cole, L. Zhang, R. M. Staebler, J. Liggio, M. Gordon, J. Aherne, I. Wong, J. Kirk, K. Scott, P. Cheung, Q. Zheng, and W. Gong
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