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Date(s) - 04/19/2016
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

UNC Charlotte Center city,


Location: UNC Charlotte Center City Room 204


Speaker: Brian Magi

Poor air quality in the USA is largely due to the presence of elevated concentrations of ozone and particulate matter in our urban centers.  These and other pollutants are regulated as a part of the federal Clean Air Act which guarantees every person in our country the right to breathe air that does not endanger their life or health. In general, Charlotte air quality has improved over the past decade but since vehicles are the primary source of pollutants in our county, and Charlotte population is rapidly increasing, the air quality could worsen in the coming decade if careful monitoring, science, and policies do not continue as a part of the city plan.   This presentation discusses air quality science, already successful efforts by our county air quality office to mitigate air quality problems, and what sort of air quality problems may emerge in the coming decade as Charlotte grows. Brian Magi is an Assistant Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC Charlotte) in the Geography and Earth Sciences Department.  His general research explores the relationship between fires, climate and air quality. He started a postdoc at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in January 2007 through the Cooperative Institute for Climate Science with Princeton University under V. Ramaswamy, who is now the director of NOAA GFDL. Parking is across the street from the center city. Parking is covered by CASN. A parking pass will be emailed upon sign up. If walk-in day of event, parking passes will be available at UNC Charlotte Center City front desk. Sign up below to attend

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