Date of Award
Master of Science in Earth and Environmental Sciences
Chemistry and Biochemistry
This study was conducted at a site adjacent to the I-710 freeway in Long Beach California from March 7 to April 8 of 2012 to evaluate various black carbon and elemental carbon aerosol measurement methods. The measurement of carbonaceous aerosol is a growing field of study because of increasing interest into the climate and health effects of black carbon (BC), and important constituent of atmospheric particular matter (PM). Elemental carbon (EC) and BC are measurements of similar portions of carbon particulate matter, but two measures are operationally defined according to the method used for their detection.
Feenstra, Brandon James, "Comparison and evaluation of black carbon and elemental carbon instrumentation in a near roadway environment" (2013). Theses Digitization Project. 4199.