How dirty is our air?

Environmental Sciences at Carleton (ESC)

Summer 2004

Mentors: Sarah Horns, Tom Baraniak, & Trish Ferrett



What is haze (particles/particulates suspended in air)?


Why do we care about particulates in the air?


How do particles of various sizes scatter light?

Can particles in the air come from far away?


What's up with the local weather?


What's up with airborne particulates in Minnesota?


How are particles measured?

Measuring haze with "The Haze Box" (an instrument we might use)

The main haze box web site

What is the haze box?

Calibrating the Haze Box



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