Air Quality and Source Apportionment by Rebecca J. SheesleyAir Quality and Source Apportionment by Rebecca J. Sheesley

Air Quality and Source Apportionment

Guest editorRebecca J. Sheesley

Hardcover | December 5, 2016

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Atmospheric particulate matter (PM) is known to have far-ranging impacts on human health through to climate forcing. The characterization of emission sources and the quantification of specific source impacts to PM concentrations significantly enhance our understanding of, and our ability to, eventually predicting the fate and transport of atmospheric PM and its associated impacts on humans and the environment. Recent advances in source apportionment applications have contributed unique combinations of chemical and numerical techniques for determining the contributions of specific sources, including diesel exhaust and biomass burning. These advances also identify and help characterize the contributions of previously uncharacterized sources. Numerical modeling has also enabled estimations of contributions of emission sources to atmospherically processed PM in urban and rural regions. Investigation into the emissions sources driving air quality is currently of concern across the globe.

This Special Issue offers studies at the intersection of air quality and source apportionment for study areas in China, Germany, Iceland, Mexico, and the United States. Studies cover diverse methods for chemical characterization and modeling of the impact of different emission sources on air quality.

Title:Air Quality and Source ApportionmentFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:242 pages, 9.61 × 6.69 × 0.81 inShipping dimensions:9.61 × 6.69 × 0.81 inPublished:December 5, 2016Publisher:MDPI AGLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3038422983

ISBN - 13:9783038422983


Table of Contents

1) The Spatial Variation of Dust Particulate Matter Concentrations during Two Icelandic Dust Storms in 20152) Effect of Pollution Controls on Atmospheric PM2.5 Composition during Universiade in Shenzhen, China3) Comparison of Land-Use Regression Modeling with Dispersion and Chemistry Transport Modeling to Assign Air Pollution Concentrations within the Ruhr Area4) Forecasting Urban Air Quality via a Back-Propagation Neural Network and a Selection Sample Rule5) Source Apportionment of Sulfate and Nitrate over the Pearl River Delta Region in China6) Potential Sources of Trace Metals and Ionic Species in PM2.5 in Guadalajara, Mexico: A Case Study during Dry Season7) Reconstructing Fire Records from Ground-Based Routine Aerosol Monitoring8) Composition and Sources of Particulate Matter Measured near Houston, TX: Anthropogenic-Biogenic Interactions9) Wintertime Residential Biomass Burning in Las Vegas, Nevada; Marker Components and Apportionment Methods10) Detailed Source-Specific Molecular Composition of Ambient Aerosol Organic Matter Using Ultrahigh Resolution Mass Spectrometry and 1H NMR