Research

 

Examples of current and recent research projects being pursued at the Ozone Research Center include:

  • Development of Web and Relational Database Management System (RDBMS)-based Tools for Photochemical Air Quality Data Accessing
  • Development of Mathematical Lumping Methods for Condensing Photochemical Mechanisms (in collaboration with the Chemistry and Applied Mathematics Departments of Princeton University)
  • Development and Application of Geographic Information Systems-based tools for Evaluating and Improving Precursor Emission Inventories for Photochemical Air Pollution Systems
  • Evaluation of Prognostic Methods for Improving Atmospheric Transport Modeling
  • Implementation of the Stochastic Response Surface Method for Uncertainty Propagation in 3-D Models of Photochemical Air Pollution Systems (RPM-IV, UAM-IV, etc.)
  • Development and Application of Geographic Information Systems-based Tools for Assessing Population Exposures for Photochemical Air Pollutants of Concern
  • Development and Application of Models and Utilities for Linking Outdoor to Indoor Air Quality
  • Physiologically-based Dosimetry Modeling for Ozone and for Fine Particulate Matter (PM)
  • Development of Approaches for Multiscale Integration of O3/PM Air Quality/Exposure and Dose Modeling for Individuals and Populations.

Many of the above projects have involved extensive collaboration with scientists at other academic and federal research institutions that include EPA’s National Exposure Research Laboratory (NERL), Princeton University, Harvard University, Penn State University, NOAA’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL), Brookhaven National Laboratory, and others, as well as interacting with research groups at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), University of California Berkeley, Stanford University, etc., through the Human Exposure And Dose Simulation University Partnership (HEADSUP) program. The Center is a participant in the North American Research Strategy for Tropospheric Ozone (NARSTO) effort.