Housed in the MEAS/PAMS, the Air Quality Forecasting Lab at North Carolina State University
was established in 2003 to develop and apply state-of-the-science
numerical models to simulate human-induced air pollution and its impact
on human health, climate, ecological environment and society. Our
research spans urban to global, expands from air quality to human
health/climate change and covers retrospective and forecasting
applications. All these components are
inter-correlated and must be studied through an interdisciplinary
research program that combines all aspects of air pollution including
its scientific, societal, economic and political issues and that
integrates field, laboratory, modeling, and policy analysis on multiple
air pollutants at multiple scales. Our goals are to:
- Develop and improve integrated air quality modeling system that can simulate the sources, evolution and human/environmental impacts of air pollutants at all scales.
scientific understanding of air pollution and provide valuable
information for the development of optimal emission control strategies.
educational opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to
develop the abilities and skills to solve the most urgent environmental
interactions and collaborations among industry, governmental and
academia to study air quality and its interactions with other elements.