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Measuring Urban Air Pollution

Friday, January 17, 2020
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Social Science Centre (SSC)
Room: 1004
Matthew Adams, Department of Geography

Measuring Urban Air Pollution

Matthew Adams
Assistant Professor
Department of Geography, University of Toronto Mississauga

Date: Friday,January 17th, 2020
Time: 3-4 pm
Location: 1004 SSC

Urban air pollution is a complex mixture of pollutants of various sources. Within the North American context, the concern is often transportation related air pollutants. Unlike industrial point sources, these emissions are generated and emitted adjacent to people and are spatially dispersed across a region with temporal patterns. Measuring these pollutants is complex because the spatial patterns change rapidly and vary by time of day, day of week, and by season. This talk will highlight a number of case studies where various air pollution monitoring and spatial analysis techniques have been applied to address research questions that include children’s exposure to pollution, cyclist exposure, space-time modelling, household exposure and citizen science activities.

Dr. Matthew Adams is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Toronto Mississauga. Dr. Adams’ research group conducts extensive urban pollution monitoring using high-density networks of passive and active air pollution monitors. He is a Science Advisory Board Member for Clean Air Carolina (USA), and a member of Clean Air Hamilton (Canada)

Part of the Department of Geograpy Speaker Series

Coffee & light refreshments provided.
Bring a reusable mug. Thank you!

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