Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The Port of Los Angeles's container ship effect on fine particulate matter in the San Pedro Bay area
by Leack, Joanna, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2015, 76; 1602561
Abstract (Summary)

The balance between facilitating global trade at the nation’s #1 container port while also trying to protect the environment is not an issue that the Port of Los Angeles (the Port) takes lightly. In efforts to reduce dangerous air emissions, the Port (centrally located in San Pedro, California) set up four air quality stations around the bay area in order to track and monitor air pollutants as part of the San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP). Particulate matter under 2.5 micrometers (PM2.5) is considered one of the more alarming air pollutants because they pose the greatest health risks, such as asthma, cancer, and lung disease.

This project's goal is to see the effects of the container ships that dock at the Port have on PM2.5 levels in the San Pedro bay area.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Korostelva, Olga
Commitee: Safer, Alan, Suaray, Kagba
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Mathematics and Statistics
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 55/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Statistics, Environmental Health
Keywords: Air pollution, California, Fine particulates, Port of Los Angeles
Publication Number: 1602561
ISBN: 9781339177748
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