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Models, Databases and Tools for Air Quality

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Researchers provide sophisticated models and tools that are widely used to manage air quality across the nation to develop more cost effective and efficient ways to manage air quality. The models are used to provide a forecast of air quality under different regulatory scenarios or strategies to control emissions. Models are also used to predict and characterize exposures for input into health studies.

Current and future air quality issues and air quality management decisions will span a wide range of geographic scales, so the research is focused on developing modeling tools to characterize air quality and predict exposures at:

  • Local to urban scales
  • Regional to continental scales
  • Global to hemispheric scales

Each of these scales presents unique challenges and data requirements to develop the most effective modeling tool.

In addition, research is also underway to link air modeling tools with modeling tools for other media (e.g., water) and to begin efforts to develop an integrated multimedia modeling system.


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Black Carbon Modeling

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