Calvin Arter

PhD student, 2016 - present

Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7431


Room: 14 Rosenau Hall

Office Phone : 919-966-1095

e-mail: arterca@live.unc.edu





Advisors: Dr. Sarav Arunachalam and Dr. Marc Serre.

Award: ASCENT Center of Excellence 1st prize Annual Hartman student paper (2017)


Current Project


My dissertation focuses on determining the contribution from individual anthropogenic emission sources to regional air quality and quantifying the impacts from potential emission abatement strategies. My work utilizes a specific sensitivity analysis, the Decoupled-Direct Method (DDM), as implemented in a chemical transport model, the Community Multiscale Air Quality Model (CMAQ), to estimate the contribution of on-road vehicle and aircraft emissions to air quality conditions in the United States and the potential benefits of reducing emissions from these anthropogenic sources. Iím currently working on:


1.       Modeling the health co-benefits from policies aimed at reducing on-road vehiclesí impact on the climate in the Northeast U.S.

2.       Modeling the air quality benefits from implementing alternative jet fuels at individual airports in the U.S.


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