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Advanced Webinar: Data Analysis Tools for High Resolution Air Quality Satellite Datasets

Sulfur Dioxide from Mount Agung, NASA Earth Observatory
10:00 a.m.

High resolution air quality data is helpful for monitoring urban air pollution. In this webinar, participants will learn how to use Python scripts to map and analyze air quality data through hands-on exercises. The training will cover MODIS aerosol optical depth data and OMI NO2 and SO2 data.

List of Relevant Tools & Data Portals

Learning Objectives: 

By the end of the training, attendees will be able to:

  • Use available Python scripts to read, map, and analyze Level-2 data
  • Modify available scripts for future use
Course Format: 
  • A 1 hour session (1/17) and two, 2 hour sessions (1/19 and 1/22)
  • Sessions will be held on:
    • Wednesday, January 17, 10:00-11:00 a.m. EST (UTC-5)
    • Friday, January 19, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EST (UTC-5)
    • Monday, January 22, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EST (UTC-5)
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  • A certificate of completion will be provided to participants that attend all live webinars and complete all homework assignments. Note: Certificates of completion only indicate the attendee participated in all aspects of the training. They do not imply proficiency on the subject matter, nor should they be seen as a professional certification.

Complete Session 1 of Fundamentals of Remote Sensing or equivalent experience. Attendees that do not complete prerequisites may not be properly prepared for the pace during the training.

Install Python with Anaconda Instructions »


This training is primarily intended for air quality professionals and decision makers from local, state, and federal agencies, NGOs, and the private sector. Governmental and non-governmental organizations engaged in air quality monitoring will be given preference over organizations focused primarily on research.

Registration Information: 

There is no cost for the webinar, but you must register. Space is limited, and preference will be given to organizations listed above over organizations focused primarily on research. You will be notified by email if your registration has been approved on or before January 15. Register »

Session One: Introduction to Datasets

January 17, 2018, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. EST (UTC-5)

An introduction to relevant datasets (basics, advantages, and limitations) and instruction on how to download data. View the recording » 



Session Two: Read, Map, and Analyze Level 2 MODIS AOD Data

January 19, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EST (UTC-5)

Hands-on exercises using Python scripts to read, map, and analyze Level 2 MODIS aerosol optical depth (AOD) data. View the recording » 

Data for session 2: Download »



Session Three: Read, Map, and Analyze OMI NO2 and SO2 Data

January 22, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EST (UTC-5)

Hands-on exercises using Python scripts to read, map, and analyze OMI NO2 and SO2 data. View the recording »

Data for week 3: Download »



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