Our Air Is Killing Us (or Why I've Defected to Atmospheric Sciences)
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Speakers, Conferences and Meetings
Seminar presented by Anna Hodshire, WSU Physics Major.
Utah's air quality has the distinct dishonor of being among the worst in the nation during the winter. Particulate matters are a major component of this pollution and are of particular concern due to their ill effects upon general health. PM2.5s are especially hazardous to everyone's respiratory health. I seek to better understand the sources and sinks of PM2.5s and to build simple models of this pollutant using Python programming. With these models, I can examine different policy proposals towards controlling the pollution and thereby improving our air.