Air Pollution Scientific Initiative (APSI) Topics MATRIX
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Topic Subtopic Level 1 Subtopic Level 2 Basic Intermediate Advanced
INTRODUCTORY TOPICS Air pollution   Guide Guide  
INTRODUCTORY TOPICS Air pollution Gaseous chemicals Guide    
INTRODUCTORY TOPICS Air pollution Particulate matter Guide    
INTRODUCTORY TOPICS History   Guide    
INTRODUCTORY TOPICS History Interdisciplinary   Guide  
INTRODUCTORY TOPICS History Primary and secondary pollutants      
INTRODUCTORY TOPICS Sources   Guide    
INTRODUCTORY TOPICS Sources Natural sources      
INTRODUCTORY TOPICS Sources Anthropogenic sources      
INTRODUCTORY TOPICS Spatial scale        
INTRODUCTORY TOPICS Spatial scale Very short range (meters)      
INTRODUCTORY TOPICS Spatial scale Short range/urban (1-5 km)      
INTRODUCTORY TOPICS Spatial scale Intermediate/metropolitan (50 km)      
INTRODUCTORY TOPICS Spatial scale Regional (200 km)      
INTRODUCTORY TOPICS Spatial scale Continental (1000-5000 km)      
INTRODUCTORY TOPICS Spatial scale Global Guide    
INTRODUCTORY TOPICS Air pollution meteorology   Guide 1 Guide Guide
Guide 2
Guide 3
INTRODUCTORY TOPICS Air pollution meteorology Micrometeorology      
INTRODUCTORY TOPICS Air pollution meteorology Atmospheric diffusion and dispersion Guide    
INTRODUCTORY TOPICS Air pollution meteorology Atmospheric radiation Guide    
INTRODUCTORY TOPICS Chemistry        
INTRODUCTORY TOPICS Chemistry Photochemical gaseous smog Guide    
INTRODUCTORY TOPICS Chemistry Secondary particles      
INTRODUCTORY TOPICS Chemistry Radioactivity      
INTRODUCTORY TOPICS Deposition        
INTRODUCTORY TOPICS Deposition Acidic precipitation/Acid rain   Guide  
INTRODUCTORY TOPICS Indoor problems   Guide    
INTRODUCTORY TOPICS Atmospheric measurements        
INTRODUCTORY TOPICS Atmospheric extreme phenomena and events        
INTRODUCTORY TOPICS Air pollution episodes        
INTRODUCTORY TOPICS Air pollution engineering        
INTRODUCTORY TOPICS Policy measures        
INTRODUCTORY TOPICS Mitigation ways        
INTRODUCTORY TOPICS Adverse effects   Guide    
Note: Odor Problems    
INTRODUCTORY TOPICS Adverse effects Humans Guide 1 Guide  
Guide 2
INTRODUCTORY TOPICS Adverse effects Ecology and ecosystems      
INTRODUCTORY TOPICS Adverse effects Climate Guide    
Topic Subtopic Level 1 Subtopic Level 2 Basic Intermediate Advanced
EMISSIONS     Guide    
EMISSIONS Sources        
EMISSIONS Natural sources Volcanic eruptions      
EMISSIONS Natural sources Dust storms      
EMISSIONS Natural sources Forest fires      
EMISSIONS Natural sources Bioaerosols      
EMISSIONS Natural sources Biogenic volatile organic compounts (bVOCs)      
EMISSIONS Natural sources - Indoor        
EMISSIONS Anthropogenic sources Biomass burning      
EMISSIONS Anthropogenic sources Transportation Note: High and Super-High Emitters    
Note: Vehicle Refueling Emissions    
Note: Internal Combustion Processes    
EMISSIONS Anthropogenic sources Industries      
EMISSIONS Anthropogenic sources Construction activities      
EMISSIONS Anthropogenic sources Power plants Guide    
EMISSIONS Anthropogenic sources Mining      
EMISSIONS Anthropogenic sources Domestic activities      
EMISSIONS Anthropogenic sources - Indoor   Guide    
Topic Subtopic Level 1 Subtopic Level 2 Basic Intermediate Advanced
MODELING     Guide Guide Guide
MODELING Why air quality modeling        
MODELING Why air quality modeling Analytical models      
MODELING Why air quality modeling Numerical models      
MODELING Why air quality modeling Statistical models      
MODELING Spatial and temporal scales        
MODELING Concentration fluctuations        
MODELING Data needs   Note: Sources of Meteorological Observations    
MODELING Uses of models        
MODELING Uses of models Regulatory compliance      
MODELING Uses of models Research and development      
MODELING Uses of models Policy and planning      
MODELING Uses of models Legal cases Guide    
MODELING Uses of models Preparedness and response   Guide  
MODELING Model accuracy        
MODELING Model accuracy Regulatory models      
MODELING Model accuracy Non-regulatory models      
MODELING Model accuracy Research prototypes      
MODELING Emission modeling and inventory   Guide    
MODELING Emission modeling and inventory Stationary sources      
MODELING Emission modeling and inventory Mobile sources      
MODELING Emission modeling and inventory Natural sources      
MODELING Meteorological modeling        
MODELING Meteorological modeling PBL models, higher order models, local, non-local      
MODELING Meteorological modeling Similarity theory      
MODELING Meteorological modeling Large-eddy simulations      
MODELING Meteorological modeling Computational fluid dynamics      
MODELING Meteorological modeling Mass consistent models      
MODELING Meteorological modeling Coupling meteorological and air quality models     Guide
MODELING Meteorological modeling Statistical models      
MODELING Plume rise       Guide
MODELING Plume rise Semi-empirical formulas      
MODELING Plume rise Full 3D models      
MODELING Gaussian models     Guide  
Note: AERMOD vs CALPUFF
MODELING Gaussian models Plume   Guide Guide
MODELING Gaussian models Puff     Guide
MODELING Gaussian models Special applications     Guide
MODELING Eulerian dispersion models       Guide
MODELING Lagrangian particle models       Guide
MODELING Lagrangian particle models Monte-Carlo methods      
MODELING Atmospheric transformations       Guide
MODELING Atmospheric transformations Gas-phase   Guide  
MODELING Atmospheric transformations Aerosols   Guide  
MODELING Atmospheric transformations Aqueous chemistry      
MODELING Deposition phenomena   Guide   Guide
MODELING Deposition phenomena Dry deposition      
MODELING Deposition phenomena Wet deposition      
MODELING Modeling of pesticide application, deposition, and drift       Guide
MODELING Modeling of pesticide application, deposition, and drift Ground application      
MODELING Modeling of pesticide application, deposition, and drift Aerial application      
MODELING Indoor air pollution modeling       Guide
MODELING Modeling of adverse effects   Note: Risk and Mortality    
MODELING Modeling of adverse effects Health risks from combustion emissions      
MODELING Modeling of adverse effects Odor modeling   Guide  
MODELING Modeling of adverse effects Stratospheric Ozone   Guide  
MODELING Modeling of adverse effects Climate change      
MODELING Modeling of adverse effects Ecological risk assessment for air toxics      
MODELING Modeling of adverse effects Combined assessment of health impacts and emission abatement strategies      
MODELING Modeling of adverse effects Exposure assessment and toxicological studies      
MODELING Modeling of adverse effects Epidemiological studies      
MODELING Modeling of adverse effects Health risk assessment studies      
MODELING Modeling of adverse effects Ecological effects      
MODELING Modeling of adverse effects Visibility Impairment  Guide    
MODELING Statistical modeling        
MODELING Statistical modeling Time series analysis      
MODELING Statistical modeling Spectral analysis      
MODELING Statistical modeling Forecast and alarm systems     Guide
MODELING Statistical modeling Receptor models     Guide
MODELING Statistical modeling Ensemble-based air quality predictions      
MODELING Statistical modeling Neural networks      
MODELING Statistical modeling Data assimilation      
MODELING Model evaluation and uncertainty       Guide
MODELING Regulatory modeling     Guide  
MODELING Comprehensive modeling systems        
MODELING Comprehensive modeling systems Simulation      
MODELING Comprehensive modeling systems Optimization      
MODELING Modeling pre-processing        
MODELING Modeling post-processing        
MODELING Active groups in air pollution modeling        
MODELING Active groups in air pollution modeling North America      
MODELING Active groups in air pollution modeling Europe      
MODELING Active groups in air pollution modeling Others      
Topic Subtopic Level 1 Subtopic Level 2 Basic Intermediate Advanced
MONITORING          
MONITORING Meteorology        
MONITORING Air quality        
MONITORING Air quality Gas measurements      
MONITORING Air quality Particulate measurements      
MONITORING Air quality Background concentrations      
MONITORING Air quality Isotopic measurements      
MONITORING Air quality Episodes      
MONITORING Air quality Dry and wet deposition      
MONITORING Air quality Design of monitoring networks     Guide
MONITORING Tracer studies     Guide  
MONITORING Wind tunnel studies        
MONITORING Gas chamber studies        
MONITORING Remote Sensing Air pollution from satellites Guide    
Topic Subtopic Level 1 Subtopic Level 2 Basic Intermediate Advanced
AIR POLLUTION ENGINEERING     Guide    
AIR POLLUTION ENGINEERING Control of gaseous pollutants        
AIR POLLUTION ENGINEERING Control of particulate matter        
AIR POLLUTION ENGINEERING Fugitive dust   Guide    
AIR POLLUTION ENGINEERING Combustion        
AIR POLLUTION ENGINEERING Waste incineration        
AIR POLLUTION ENGINEERING Semiconductors        
AIR POLLUTION ENGINEERING Evaporation        
AIR POLLUTION ENGINEERING Graphic arts        
AIR POLLUTION ENGINEERING Chemical processes        
AIR POLLUTION ENGINEERING Food/Agricultural        
AIR POLLUTION ENGINEERING Metallurgy        
AIR POLLUTION ENGINEERING Minerals        
AIR POLLUTION ENGINEERING Pharmaceutical        
AIR POLLUTION ENGINEERING Petroleum        
AIR POLLUTION ENGINEERING Wood processing        
AIR POLLUTION ENGINEERING Waste        
AIR POLLUTION ENGINEERING Accidents        
AIR POLLUTION ENGINEERING Mitigation options        
AIR POLLUTION ENGINEERING Mitigation options Phytoremediation      
AIR POLLUTION ENGINEERING Mitigation options Greenbelt development      
AIR POLLUTION ENGINEERING Mitigation options Green buildings      
AIR POLLUTION ENGINEERING Adaptation options Nature-Based Solutions     Guide
AIR POLLUTION ENGINEERING Pharmaceutical Spray drying processes     Guide
Topic Subtopic Level 1 Subtopic Level 2 Basic Intermediate Advanced
OTHER TOPICS Data analysis     Note: Kernel Density Estimation  
OTHER TOPICS Data analysis Visualization      
OTHER TOPICS Data analysis Correlation      
OTHER TOPICS Data analysis Optimization      
OTHER TOPICS Data bases        
OTHER TOPICS Data bases Harmo Initiative Guide    
OTHER TOPICS Regulations   Guide    
OTHER TOPICS Regulations Local      
OTHER TOPICS Regulations National Note: US EPA    
OTHER TOPICS Regulations International Note: Europe    
OTHER TOPICS Policy measures        
OTHER TOPICS Policy measures Legal frameworks      
OTHER TOPICS Policy measures Policy reforms      
OTHER TOPICS Policy measures Conventions, protocols, and treaties on air pollution      
OTHER TOPICS Major field studies - Outdoor        
OTHER TOPICS Major field studies - Indoor        
OTHER TOPICS Major field studies - Indoor Subway/Metro environments   Guide  
OTHER TOPICS Tracer experiments        
OTHER TOPICS Tracer experiments Project Prarie Grass, 1956      
OTHER TOPICS Tracer experiments Brookhaven/Smith, 1968      
OTHER TOPICS Tracer experiments ALPNAP (Monitoring and minimization of traffic-induced noise and air pollution along major Alpine transport routes)      
OTHER TOPICS Tracer experiments BTEX (Bolzano Tracer Experiment)      
OTHER TOPICS Tracer experiments PCAPS (Persistent Cold-Air Pool)      
OTHER TOPICS Tracer experiments TRACT (Transport of Air Pollutants over Complex Terrain)      
OTHER TOPICS Tracer experiments TRANSALP (Mesoscale transport of atmospheric pollutants across the central Alps)      
OTHER TOPICS Tracer experiments VOTALP (Vertical Ozone Transports in the Alps)      
OTHER TOPICS Tracer experiments VTMX (Vertical Transport and Mixing)      
OTHER TOPICS Tracer experiments ETEX (European Tracer Experiment)      
OTHER TOPICS Tracer experiments CAPTEX (Cross-Appalachian Tracer Experiment)      
OTHER TOPICS Tracer experiments ANATEX (Across-North-America Tracer Experiment)      
OTHER TOPICS Air pollution episodes        
OTHER TOPICS Air pollution episodes Los Angeles smog Guide    
OTHER TOPICS Air pollution episodes Donora 1948 Guide    
OTHER TOPICS Air pollution episodes London smog 1950s Guide    
OTHER TOPICS Air pollution episodes Seveso 1976 Guide    
OTHER TOPICS Air pollution episodes Bhopal gas accident 1984 Guide    
OTHER TOPICS Air pollution episodes Chernobyl 1986 Guide    
OTHER TOPICS Air pollution episodes Fukushima 2011 Guide    
OTHER TOPICS Major events SARS (SARS-CoV) Epidemic 2003      
OTHER TOPICS  Major events COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) Pandemic 2020   Guide  
INITIATIVES Country/Region Link Guide
Harmonisation within Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling for Regulatory Purposes Europe Link Guide
LOCAL STUDIES Country State/Province Region/County/City Link Guide
Tri-Valley Air Quality Community Alliance United States of America California Tri-Valley Link  
Local Air Quality Studies in California - Web Links 2020-4 United States of America California Multiple Areas Link  
BOOKS Year of Publication Author(s) Link Guide
Air Pollution Concepts, Theory, and Applications 2019 Christian Seigneur Link Guide
Air Quality in Cities 2003 Moussiopoulos N., ed., et al. Link Guide
Air Pollution Modeling 1990 Paolo Zannetti Link Guide
Air pollution textbooks recommended by R. Baskett Multiple years Multiple Authors Link  
LECTURE SETS Author(s) Lecture Material
Atmospheric Pollution Frank Freedman Link
Air Pollution Concepts, Theory, and Applications Christian Seigneur Link
Short Course on Introduction to Air Pollution Modelling Paolo Zannetti Link
Air Quality Online Courses – Selected by R. Baskett Multiple Authors Link