is our Atmosphere Impacting the Quality of Life inCanada? A Review of Current Research Areas of Concern
From urban smog to stratospheric ozone depletion, from greenhouse gases
to acid rain, from global weather patterns to severe local storms, the
atmosphere is a complex, changing system on which we are having a major
impact. The effects of atmospheric processes can be felt in many ways,
from health impacts to the environmental and economic consequences of
climate change. What are the most important atmospheric issues affecting
Canadians? How is Canadian atmospheric science addressing these concerns?
What are potential industrial and economic impacts of remedial programs?
Dr. Michelangeli is an Associate Professor of Atmospheric Sciences in
the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Science at York University. She
has recently been awarded an NSERC University Faculty Award to model the
chemical impacts of particulate matter on ground level ozone formation.
She has specialized in atmospheric science for sixteen years, eight of
which were spent as an environmental consultant advising industry, government
and the public on air quality issues.
DATE: Tuesday, November 16, 1999 from 7:30 am - 9:00 am