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Mojtaba Moghani

Research Assistant

I am a PhD student in the Department of Geography. I am also a member of Atmospheric and Energy Research Group (AERG), directed by Dr. Cristina Archer, in which we use air quality models to investigate the ozone transport over the eastern United States.

I have received my master degree in Environmental Engineering with focus on air pollution from University of Tehran. My thesis was about modelling the particulate matter of Tehran, using WRF-CMAQ modelling system.


  • Ph.D in Climatology, University of Delaware, Advisor: Dr. Cristina Archer (in progress)
  • M.S. in Environmental Engineering, University of Tehran (IRAN), 2015
  • B.SC. in Civil Engineering, Tehran Polytechnic (IRAN), 2012

Research Interests

  • Air quality modelling
  • Air pollution transport
  • Air quality and climate change
  • Air quality and renewable energy


Transport of ozone precursors in Delaware

This project is a collaboration between the University of Delaware and the air quality division of DNREC (Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control). In the state of Delaware, ozone is the only air pollutant that reaches concentration levels that exceed the EPA standard (70 ppb). Delaware is a small state with relatively small local pollution sources, thus it is unclear why ozone level is high in our state. The most likely cause of the high ozone concentrations is transport of pollutants from neighboring states. The EPA recommended approach to understand the links between meteorology, emissions, and concentrations of pollutants is to use air quality models. We employ CMAQ and CAMx photochemical air quality models to identify the ozone transport over the northeastern United States.

The following figures show CMAQ and CAMx simulated ozone concentration, VOC emissions, and NOx emissions over the northeastern US on June 8, 2011.

Cmaq ozone conc

Camx Ozone Conc

VOC Emission

NOx Emission


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