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dc.contributor.authorJoerger, Verena Mireille
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-07T12:48:46Z
dc.date.available2017-07-07T12:48:46Z
dc.date.issued2017-05-30
dc.identifier.otherJoerger_cornell_0058O_10094
dc.identifier.otherhttp://dissertations.umi.com/cornell:10094
dc.identifier.otherbibid: 9948871
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1813/51648
dc.description.abstractUltrafine particles (UFP) have both health and climate impacts and are emitted in large quantities by vehicles. To further our understanding of how high-traffic roadways contribute to urban UFP concentrations, a mobile sampling strategy is developed to measure UFP on a perpendicular transect near interstate 81 (I-81) in Syracuse, New York. Measurements are taken during morning rush hour and non rush hour using a bicycle-mounted TSI Nanoscan scanning mobility particle sizer capable of measuring particles with diameters of 10 – 420 nm. UFP concentrations near I-81 are considerably lower and more variable than reported in previous studies. The spatial decay of UFP with distance from I-81 is examined, and a linear mixed-effects model is generated to determine the variables that influence near I-81 UFP concentrations. Temperature, sampling time, and distance are important predictors of near-I-81 UFP concentrations, but local UFP sources are evident and identification of such sources is explored
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectMeteorology
dc.subjectAtmospheric sciences
dc.subjectParticulate Matter
dc.subjectaerosols
dc.subjectair quality
dc.subjectemission
dc.subjectroadway
dc.subjectultrafine
dc.subjectEnvironmental health
dc.titleMOBILE MEASUREMENTS OF ULTRAFINE PARTICLES NEAR AN URBAN, ELEVATED, HIGH-TRAFFIC ROADWAY
dc.typedissertation or thesis
thesis.degree.disciplineAtmospheric Science
thesis.degree.grantorCornell University
thesis.degree.levelMaster of Science
thesis.degree.nameM.S., Atmospheric Science
dc.contributor.chairPryor, Sara C
dc.contributor.committeeMemberWhitlow, Thomas H
dcterms.licensehttps://hdl.handle.net/1813/59810
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.7298/X4WW7FSN


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