Air Pollution Meteorology
"The Inside Stuff"

Dr. Ian McKendry, UBC


weather balloon  Lower Fraser Valley looking East from Georgia Strait. Note Stanley Park in the foreground and Boundary Layer Depth below Ridge level.                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
weather balloon  Another view of the Lower Fraser Valley from across the border.
weather balloon False Creek at the beginning of the 20th Century.
weather balloon Point Sources such as this are common in BC. Note the plume - what does it say about stability?

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Fantastic Links

EC air quality page          http://www.msc-smc.ec.gc.ca/aq_smog/index_e.cfm
Washington State Air Quality Forecast System          http://www.airpact.wsu.edu/
GVRD Current/realtime Air Quality         http://www.gvrd.bc.ca/aqi/
GVRD Air quality information and facts         http://www.gvrd.bc.ca/air/quality.htm
Global Aerosol Forecasting Model        
htt://www.nrlmry.navy.mil/aerosol/index_shortcuts.html
Great information page from EPA         http://www.epa.gov/ebtpages/air.html


Air Pollution Facts from the Foundation For Clean Air Progress

http://www.cleanairprogress.org/clean-air-pollution/air-pollution-facts.asp