William Porter is an assistant professor of atmospheric dynamics and modeling in the Department of Environmental Sciences. His work focuses on understanding the emissions, chemistry, movement, and ultimate fate of air pollution, especially with respect to changes in policy, land use, and climate.
On Air Pollution
Porter studies the causes and consequences of air pollution through chemical transport and statistical modeling.
On Climate Change
Porter can speak about feedbacks between air pollution and climate change.
On Respiratory Diseases
Porter is studying the connection between poor air quality and asthma and other respiratory diseases. He is interested in regional health disparities and environmental justice.