Title

Geographical Variations in Black Carbon around Ellensburg, Washington

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC Ballroom B/C/D

Start Date

21-5-2015

End Date

21-5-2015

Keywords

Black Carbon, Air Pollution, Ellensburg

Abstract

Ellensburg High School Advanced Placement (AP) Environmental class used a black carbon Aethalometer to record the concentration of black carbon in multiple locations around Ellensburg during the winter of 2015. We compared black carbon concentrations over both elevation and location. Black carbon is ultrafine particulate pollution that can be absorbed into the lungs and cause respiratory problems.

Poster Number

18

Faculty Mentor(s)

Jeff Hashimoto

Department/Program

K-12/Community Member

Additional Mentoring Department

Ellensburg High School

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Geographical Variations in Black Carbon around Ellensburg, Washington

SURC Ballroom B/C/D

Ellensburg High School Advanced Placement (AP) Environmental class used a black carbon Aethalometer to record the concentration of black carbon in multiple locations around Ellensburg during the winter of 2015. We compared black carbon concentrations over both elevation and location. Black carbon is ultrafine particulate pollution that can be absorbed into the lungs and cause respiratory problems.