Science Inventory

Our shared atmosphere

Citation:

Hagler, G. Our shared atmosphere. Consular Presentation, Hong Kong, HONG KONG, October 03 - 04, 2013.

Impact/Purpose:

This presentation is intended to be given to a nontechnical audience in Hong Kong (high school students, business groups), providing an introduction into the science and current issues in the field of air quality and climate.

Description:

Our atmosphere is a precious and fascinating resource, providing air to breath, shielding us from harmful ultraviolet radiation (UV), and maintaining a comfortable climate. Since the industrial revolution, people have significantly altered the composition of the atmosphere through pollution emissions, which range from refrigerants (chlorofluorohydrocarbons – CFCs) destabilizing the UV-protective ozone layer to fine particles aggravating childhood asthma symptoms. These environmental challenges have prompted research into strategies to reduce emissions and protect the atmosphere while maintaining a growing economy. This presentation will provide a brief history and the science behind air quality and climate, as well as touch on some of the major current challenges in the field.

URLs/Downloads:

HAGLER_HK_OURSHAREDATMOSPHERE_ABSTRACT.DOCX

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PRESENTATION/ABSTRACT)
Product Published Date: 10/03/2013
Record Last Revised: 03/23/2015
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 307344

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

AIR POLLUTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL DIVISION