Award Date

5-13-2005

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Environmental Studies (MES)

Department

Environmental Science

Advisor 1

Dr. Krystyna Stave, Dept. of Environmental Studies-Content Advisor

Advisor 2

Dr. Helen Neill, Dept. of Environmental Studies-Content Advisor

Number of Pages

39

Abstract

Ground level ozone is an air pollutant that affects people of all ages and origins in many urban areas including the Las Vegas Valley. The purpose of this study is to examine the best strategy to minimize tropospheric ozone generation through using a system dynamics approach via LUTAQ is used to formulate a solution to the reduction of ozone in the Clark County non-attainment area. By increasing housing density, decreasing average distance per trip, and decrease average number of trips per person per day is the most effective strategies to improving ozone levels in Las Vegas Valley.

Keywords

Air pollution health aspects; Air quality management economic aspects; Air quality standards; Atmospheric ozone; Las Vegas Valley (Nev.); Photochemical smog; Nevada; Troposphere

Disciplines

Environmental Health and Protection | Environmental Monitoring | Environmental Policy | Environmental Sciences | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration

Language

English


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