Lecture 3 - Atmospheric pollution

Lecture 3- - Introduction Smog Poor air mixture of smoke and fog coined in 1905 reducing air clarity and solar radiation Air pollution common in

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Smog: Poor air mixture of smoke and fog, coined in 1905, reducing air clarity and solar radiation Air pollution common in most major cities, approx. 150 million people in the U.S. exposed to air pollution Air pollution causes lung disease and contributes to more than 300,000 deaths/yr, health cost ~$50 billion Impacts on artifacts: Discoloration, erosion, corrosion, and other decomposition Introduction
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Grand Canyon Pollution of the Atmosphere
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Grand Canyon smog from Las Vegas Pollution of the Atmosphere
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Coal-burning power plant near Page, Arizona Pollution of the Atmosphere
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Chemical compounds in the wrong place, or in abnormal concentrations, or occurring at the wrong time, in relation to human environment Chemical compounds become air pollutants by natural processes and by human-induced processes through hydrologic and geochemical cycles Chemical compounds’ production rate exceeding the rate of being transported away or degraded Pollution of the Atmosphere
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Stationary Point sources : Discrete and defined location, such as a power plant Fugitive sources : From an open area such as a
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Lecture 3- - Introduction Smog Poor air mixture of smoke and fog coined in 1905 reducing air clarity and solar radiation Air pollution common in

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