Environmental Impacts

What are the environmental impacts of energy-related emissions on the atmosphere? What influences the flow of pollutants? What is the energy and materials use of a product throughout its lifecycle?

Environmental Impacts

The study of environmental impacts of human activities brings together scientists interested in atmospheric processes, climate change studies, lifecycle analysis of technologies, and public health. ETA research in this area includes impacts of air pollution (especially atmospheric aerosols), atmospheric chemistry, climate change, the fate and transport of pollutants, and the energy and resource use of products and technologies over their life cycles.

ETA's environmental impacts work focuses on five research areas: Atmospheric Aerosols, Emissions, Climate, Urban and Regional Air Quality, and Transportation.