2006 Progress Report: Guiding Future Air Quality Management in California: Sensitivity to Changing Climate

EPA Grant Number: R830964
Title: Guiding Future Air Quality Management in California: Sensitivity to Changing Climate
Investigators: Harley, Robert A. , Cohen, Ronald , Goldstein, Allen H.
Current Investigators: Harley, Robert A. , Cohen, Ronald , Goldstein, Allen H. , Steiner, Allison L , Tonse, Shaheen
Institution: University of California - Berkeley
EPA Project Officer: Chung, Serena
Project Period: March 22, 2003 through March 23, 2006 (Extended to March 22, 2009)
Project Period Covered by this Report: March 22, 2006 through March 23, 2007
Project Amount: $900,000
RFA: Assessing the Consequences of Global Change for Air Quality: Sensitivity of U.S. Air Quality to Climate Change and Future Global Impacts (2002) RFA Text |  Recipients Lists
Research Category: Global Climate Change , Air Quality and Air Toxics , Climate Change , Air

Objective:

Our overall objective is to assess the impact of changes in regional and global climate on air quality in California. We are using a combination of model and observation-based analyses to determine the effects on air quality of changes in temperature, moisture, pollutant inflows from the Pacific Ocean, and future changes in emissions in Central California.

Progress Summary:

During the most recent year of the project, a major element of our climate change/air quality assessment was published in the Journal of Geophysical Research. We also studied the effects of including a missing biogenic emission from plants (methylbutenol) on atmospheric chemistry and susceptibility to climate change. In ongoing work, we are studying the effects of temperature on the distribution (speciation) of oxidized forms of nitrogen. The main remaining element of the project is adding missing temperature dependences to the description of atmospheric chemistry used in air quality modeling, and then revisiting our assessment of climate change impacts.

Future Activities:

During the remaining year of the project, we will work on additional air quality model simulations and further reporting of research results.


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Other project views: All 27 publications 8 publications in selected types All 8 journal articles
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Journal Article Steiner AL, Tonse S, Cohen RC, Goldstein AH, Harley RA. Influence of future climate and emissions on regional air quality in California. Journal of Geophysical Research--Atmospheres2006;111(D18):D18303 (22 pp.). R830964 (2006)
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  • Journal Article Steiner AL, Tonse S, Cohen RC, Goldstein AH, Harley RA. Biogenic 2-methyl-3-buten-2-ol increases regional ozone and HOx sources. Geophysical Research Letters 2007;34(15):L15806 (6 pp.). R830964 (2006)
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    tropospheric ozone, global climate, California (CA), atmospheric chemistry, modeling, biogenic emissions, mobile source emissions,, RFA, Scientific Discipline, Air, Ecosystem Protection/Environmental Exposure & Risk, particulate matter, Air Quality, Air Pollutants, Chemistry, climate change, Air Pollution Effects, Monitoring/Modeling, Environmental Monitoring, tropospheric ozone, Atmospheric Sciences, Atmosphere, anthropogenic stress, aerosol formation, ambient aerosol, atmospheric particulate matter, atmospheric dispersion models, environmental measurement, meteorology, climatic influence, global change, ozone, air quality models, climate, air pollution models, air quality model, air sampling, climate models, greenhouse gases, airborne aerosols, atmospheric aerosol particles, atmospheric transport, biogenic ozone precursors, environmental stress, atmospheric monitoring, ecological models, California, aerosols, atmospheric models, Global Climate Change, atmospheric chemistry, ambient air pollution

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