Scaling and interpreting hot spots and hot moments in urban atmospheric biogeochemistry

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Session ID#: 25119

Session Description:
Cities house the majority of Earth’s population and are major sources of emissions of reactive nitrogen, greenhouse gasses and heavy metals to the atmosphere. This juxtaposition has a disproportionate influence on global biogeochemical cycles and human health and well-being. Understanding and mitigating the impacts of these pollutants have been hampered by our coarse-grained national atmospheric monitoring networks that are designed to avoid local hotspots of emissions and deposition. This session focuses on emerging methods and approaches for monitoring local, near ground emissions, including fuel combustion and resuspension of particulates; approaches to correlate these methods with accepted reference standards; methods for quantifying risk to human health and ecosystem function; and the application of computational fluid dynamics, stable isotopes, and other approaches to identifying urban pollutant emissions and deposition hotspots.
Primary Convener:  Thomas H Whitlow, Cornell University, Section of Horticulture, School of Integrative Plant Science, Ithaca, NY, United States
Conveners:  Pamela H Templer, Boston University, Biology, Boston, MA, United States, Emily M. Elliott, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, United States and Richard Pouyat, US Forest Service Washington DC, Forest Service Research and Development, Sustainable Forest Management Research, Washington, DC, United States

  • B - Biogeosciences
  • GC - Global Environmental Change
  • PA - Public Affairs
Index Terms:

0345 Pollution: urban and regional [ATMOSPHERIC COMPOSITION AND STRUCTURE]
0478 Pollution: urban, regional and global [BIOGEOSCIENCES]
0493 Urban systems [BIOGEOSCIENCES]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Nancy B Grimm1, Elizabeth M Cook2, Sharon J Hall1 and Megan Wheeler1, (1)Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, United States, (2)School of Public Engagement, The New School, Environmental Studies Program, New York, NY, United States
Meredith Galanter Hastings1, Sydney C Clark1, Jiajue Chai2, David J Miller2, Emily Joyce3, Hayley Schiebel4 and Wendell Walters5, (1)Brown University, Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, Providence, RI, United States, (2)Brown University, Providence, RI, United States, (3)Brown University, Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, Providence, RI, United States, (4)University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, MA, United States, (5)Brown University, Institute at Brown for Environment and Society, Providence, RI, United States
Charles T Driscoll1, Linghui Meng2 and Reilly K. Duffy2, (1)Syracuse University, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Syracuse, NY, United States, (2)Syracuse University, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Syracuse, NY, United States
Puay Yok Tan, Organization Not Listed, Washington, DC, United States
Sarah Jovan1,2, Geoffrey Donovan2, Gatziolis Demetrios2, Vicente J Monleon3 and Michael C Amacher4, (1)Portland, United States, (2)Pacific Northwest Research Station, U.S. Forest Service, Portland, OR, United States, (3)US Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station, Corvallis, OR, United States, (4)US Forest Service Logan, Logan, UT, United States
Diane E Pataki, University of Utah, Department of Biology, Salt Lake City, UT, United States, La'Shaye Cobley, University of Utah, Dept. of Biology, Salt Lake City, United States, Rose Marie Smith, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, United States, James R Ehleringer, Univ Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, United States and Kendra Chritz, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC, United States
Tara LE Trammell, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, United States