Research

Regulating particulate pollution

Novel analysis yields new insights


For policymaking, we’d like to know what the effectiveness of cutting one unit of a given emission would be.

Noelle Selin, associate professor



Jareth Holt, Susan Solomon, and Noelle Selin of earth, atmospheric and planetary sciences have developed new insights into how energy-related emissions form fine airborne particles that damage human health, and they have demonstrated a new way to design emissions-control measures specially tailored to reduce particulate pollution in a specific location.


This research was supported in part by the MIT Energy Initiative Seed Fund

Team

Research Team

Noelle Selin Associate Professor

Center for Global Change Science; Institute for Data, Systems, and Society; MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change

Jareth Holt