Air quality models to address air pollution and climate change in Central America

Amy E. Thomas, Sam Evans, Stephen G. Gomori, Amy K. Huff

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Abstract

To build capacity for managing air pollution and adapting to climate change in Central America, a Community Multi-scale Air Quality (CMAQ)-based numerical air quality model is designed in collaboration with government researchers and university decision-makers in El Salvador and Costa Rica. The air quality model will provide predictive capability that will assist decision-makers in managing air pollutant emissions and developing air quality forecasts that warn residents to reduce their exposure to ambient air pollution. With the model, decision-makers can explore options to improve air quality, such as policies to improve vehicle fuel efficiency and reduce vehicle miles traveled, which would offer co-benefits of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and mitigating climate change. Emission inventories will need to be updated periodically for the model to remain relevant. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the 108th AWMA Annual Conference and Exhibition (Raleigh, NC 6/22-25/2015).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication108th Air and Waste Management Association Annual Conference and Exhibition, ACE 2015 - Connecting the Dots
Subtitle of host publicationEnvironmental Quality to Climate
PublisherAir and Waste Management Association
Pages2904-2908
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781510815582
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Event108th Air and Waste Management Association Annual Conference and Exhibition - Connecting the Dots: Environmental Quality to Climate, ACE 2015 - Raleigh, United States
Duration: Jun 22 2015Jun 25 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Air and Waste Management Association's Annual Conference and Exhibition, AWMA
Volume4
ISSN (Print)1052-6102

Other

Other108th Air and Waste Management Association Annual Conference and Exhibition - Connecting the Dots: Environmental Quality to Climate, ACE 2015
CountryUnited States
CityRaleigh
Period6/22/156/25/15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Energy(all)

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    Thomas, A. E., Evans, S., Gomori, S. G., & Huff, A. K. (2015). Air quality models to address air pollution and climate change in Central America. In 108th Air and Waste Management Association Annual Conference and Exhibition, ACE 2015 - Connecting the Dots: Environmental Quality to Climate (pp. 2904-2908). (Proceedings of the Air and Waste Management Association's Annual Conference and Exhibition, AWMA; Vol. 4). Air and Waste Management Association.