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Introduction to Remote Sensing for Air Quality Applications for the Indian Sub-Continent and Surrounding Regions

This webinar focuses on satellite remote sensing and available satellite products for application in air quality monitoring for the Indian sub-continent and the surrounding region. This series introduces NASA and NOAA remote sensing data, provides demonstrations on accessing NASA data using web-based tools, and examples of how to use NASA data for air quality applications including detecting dust storms and pollution from biomass burning.

Learning Objectives: 

Attendees will be able to access, visualize, and analyze raw satellite imagery using existing NASA web-based tools. 

Course Format: 
  • Five, one-hour sessions
  • Introductory Webinar

No previous remote sensing experience is required for this training. 

Registration Information: 

No recordings are available for this webinar series. To watch recordings for another introductory air quality webinar, see NASA Earth Observations and Tools for Air Quality Applications in Southeast Asia

Session One: Course Overview and Introduction to Satellite Remote Sensing

An overview of the ARSET program, course outline, advantages and limitations of remote sensing, sensors and satellites, and satellite capabilities and products and their remote sensing applications. 

Session Two: Visible Satellite Imagery & Applications in Air Quality

An overview of true and false color imagery, what can be learned from satellite images, and a tour of useful image archives.

Session Three: Introduction to Satellite Aerosol Products

An overview of satellites for air quality data, satellite aerosol products, with details on MODIS, OMI, MISR and VIIRS, and Giovanni.

Session Four: Application of Satellite Data for Particulate, Smoke and Dust Monitoring

A tour of LAADsweb, an overview of what you can get out of satellite data, a comparison of surface particulate measurements and satellite measurements of aerosols, the aerosol optical depth particulate matter (AOD-PM) relationship, modeling, and estimation, and resources for dust and smoke monitoring. 

Session Five: Application of Satellite Data for Gaseous Pollution Monitoring

An overview of three remote sensing trace gas products: tropospheric column NO2 (OMI), boundary layer SO2 (OMI), and total column and profile measurement of CO (MOPITT). 

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