EPA Science Inventory

MODELING THE IMPACT OF AIR POLLUTION ON GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE

Citation:

JACOB, D. J. AND A. GILLILAND. MODELING THE IMPACT OF AIR POLLUTION ON GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE. EM: AIR AND WASTE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATIONS MAGAZINE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGERS. Air & Waste Management Association, Pittsburgh, PA, , 24-27, (2005).

Description:

Tropospheric ozone (O3) and aerosols have major effects on climate and are the two air pollutants of most concern in the developed world. O3 is a major greenhouse gas (GHG) and light-absorbing aerosols such as black carbon (BC) also contribute to global warming. In contrast, light-scattering aerosols such as sulfate have a cooling effect. Aerosols further affect climate by serving as cloud condensation nuclei (CCN) and modifying the radiative and precipitation properties of clouds. In this article, we review current understanding of the climatic effects of air pollutants and examine the implications for U.S. emissions control strategies directed at air quality.

Purpose/Objective:

The objective of this work is to investigate the impact of global climate change on the regional air quality of the United States. Impacts of climate change on meteorological patterns and primary source emissions are investigated as primary elements influencing future air quality.

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Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (JOURNAL/PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)
Start Date: 10/01/2005
Completion Date: 10/01/2005
Record Last Revised: 11/16/2008
Record Created: 04/25/2006
Record Released: 04/25/2006
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 152363

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL EXPOSURE RESEARCH LAB

ATMOSPHERIC MODELING DIVISION

MODEL EVALUATION AND APPLIED RESEARCH BRANCH