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The Air Quality- Climate Change Nexus: From the Nano to the Global Scale

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Tuesday, 01 May 2018, 12:30

Tuesday, May 1, 2018. 12:30PM. The Air Quality- Climate Change Nexus: From the Nano to the Global Scale. Daniel M. Westervelt, Columbia University. Sponsored by Department of Environmental Sciences.


Air pollution is a major threat to human health worldwide and also contributes to climate change. Conversely, climate change can influence air pollution through feedbacks on temperature, precipitation, wind, and other meteorological quantities. In this talk, Westervelt will discuss several of my ongoing and completed projects at the nexus of atmospheric chemistry, air quality, and climate change, ranging from mechanistic investigation of aerosol formation and growth to regional and global air quality-climate interactions. Using three major global chemistry-climate models and a combination of in-situ and remote sensing data, he will demonstrate how air pollutants are changing the climate system and how the climate system is changing air pollution. Highlights will include the influence of regional aerosol emissions on tropical African precipitation, and air pollution responses over China, India, and the U.S. to global air pollutant emission pathways and climate change.

Location  New Jersey Institute For Food, Nutrition And Health, Room 101, 61 Dudley Road, New Brunswick, NJ, Cook Campus.