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

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Air pollution
Air quality
Climate change
air quality
atmospheric pollution
climate change
emission inventory
Gas emissions
Greenhouse gases
ambient air
greenhouse gas
Central America
Air
decision
vehicle

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.
Thomas, Amy E. ; Evans, Sam ; Gomori, Stephen G. ; Huff, Amy K. / Air quality models to address air pollution and climate change in Central America. 108th Air and Waste Management Association Annual Conference and Exhibition, ACE 2015 - Connecting the Dots: Environmental Quality to Climate. Air and Waste Management Association, 2015. pp. 2904-2908 (Proceedings of the Air and Waste Management Association's Annual Conference and Exhibition, AWMA).
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Thomas, AE, Evans, S, Gomori, SG & Huff, AK 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. Proceedings of the Air and Waste Management Association's Annual Conference and Exhibition, AWMA, vol. 4, Air and Waste Management Association, pp. 2904-2908, 108th Air and Waste Management Association Annual Conference and Exhibition - Connecting the Dots: Environmental Quality to Climate, ACE 2015, Raleigh, United States, 6/22/15.

Air quality models to address air pollution and climate change in Central America. / Thomas, Amy E.; Evans, Sam; Gomori, Stephen G.; Huff, Amy K.

108th Air and Waste Management Association Annual Conference and Exhibition, ACE 2015 - Connecting the Dots: Environmental Quality to Climate. Air and Waste Management Association, 2015. p. 2904-2908 (Proceedings of the Air and Waste Management Association's Annual Conference and Exhibition, AWMA; Vol. 4).

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Thomas AE, Evans S, Gomori SG, Huff AK. 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. Air and Waste Management Association. 2015. p. 2904-2908. (Proceedings of the Air and Waste Management Association's Annual Conference and Exhibition, AWMA).