SECA Program

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PM Source Apportionment

CARB funded Professor Phil Hopke at Clarkson University to conduct a PM source apportionment analysis of STN and IMPROVE data on the West Coast using receptor modeling methods to reconcile with source-oriented model results. Professor Hopke used the positive matrix factorization method and PM composition data to assess the contribution of ship emission to ambient PM concentration at a number of coastal stations. This project was complete in October 2006.

Final Report: Analyses of PM-Related Measurements for the Impacts of Ships

For more information, please contact Dr. Dongmin Luo.