Date of Award




Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences

Content Description

1 online resource (xxiv, 163 pages) : color illustrations, color maps.

Dissertation/Thesis Chair

James Schwab

Committee Members

Qilong Min, Sara Lance, Robert Keesee


aerosol evolutions, ambient aerosols, firework, fog and cloud, heatwave, sea breeze, Atmospheric aerosols, Air quality, Air sampling apparatus, Ozone-depleting substances, Fireworks

Subject Categories

Atmospheric Sciences | Other Chemistry


The University at Albany Atmospheric Sciences Research Center (ASRC) mobile laboratory, which includes a High Resolution Time-of-Flight Aerosol Mass Spectrometer (HR-ToF-AMS), a Scanning Mobility Particle Sizer (SMPS), and several gas sensors, etc., has been used to characterize atmospheric aerosols and air quality at different locations in the Northeastern US (including urban, forest, and mountain areas) and the aerosol evolutions under a variety of atmospheric conditions (including extreme weather, fog, and cloud, etc.). In this dissertation, I present the findings of the several field measurements using the ASRC mobile lab, focusing on the influences of extreme events (including high O3, heatwave, and firework displays) on urban aerosol properties, fog processing on rural forest formed secondary organic aerosol, and cloud processing of the mountain area aerosol.