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Application of Satellite Observations for Air Quality and Health Exposure

Cramer Hall, 320 Sparkman Drive, Huntsville, AL 35805
Date Range: 
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 to Friday, October 11, 2019

This training will cover the applications of Earth observations for decision making activities. Lectures & exercises will highlight applications related to air quality monitoring, forecasting, smoke, fire, PM2.5 monitoring, image interpretation, and data access for modeling efforts. Data sources will include:

  • GOES-East
  • GOES-West
  • online tools for visualizing and acquiring aerosol & trace gas data
  • TEMPO proxy datasets

To conclude the training, participants will complete a case study that incorporates all data portals, tools, and relevant data. Participants will apply this to properly identify, track, and measure air quality events of their choosing. This will also allow them to assess the strengths and weaknesses of these data products. 

This training will take part before and after the TEMPO Health Applications Conference.

Course Format: 
  • October 9 will be an Introductory-Level training, appropriate for participants with little to no remote sensing experience
  • October 11 will be an Advanced-Level training, which will provide detailed applications with step-by-step instructions
  • Participants that attend the Introductory-Level training will be prepared for the Advanced-Level training
  • Participants may sign up for both or either day of training

This training is appropriate for air quality and health professionals, as well as decision makers from local, state, and federal agencies, NGOs, and the private sector. Limited spots will be reserved for research and academia.

Registration Information: 

Training participants will be selected through a registration process and priority may be given to applied end users. Register Here »

Course Agenda: 
Wednesday, October 9

Introduction to Remote Sensing

Satellite Imagery, Formats, and Data Access

Exploring Satellite Imagery Using NASA Worldview and Earth Observatory

Remote Sensing of Aerosols & Applications

Time Series Analysis and Mapping of Aerosol Data

Exploring Air Quality from Satellite Data Using NOAA’s e-IDEA and Aerosol Watch

The Relationship Between AOD and PM2.5

EPA Air Now Data and Satellite-Based PM2.5 Datasets

Trace Gas Air Quality Products from OMI and TROPOMI

Introduction to TEMPO, Applications, and Synthetic Data Access

Satellite and Health Data Analysis Using the Google Cloud Platform 

Friday, October 11

Satellite Remote Sensing of Aerosols and High Resolution Data Download

Reading and Mapping Aerosol Data Using Panoply

TROPOMI Data Download & Display Using Panoply

Estimating PM2.5 Using Satellite Aerosol Data

NASA Air Quality Forecasts

Using Python Scripts to Read, Map, and Extract Aerosol Data

Using Python Scripts to Read and Map Synthetic TEMPO Data

Exploring Synthetic TEMPO Data Using Panoply & ArcGIS

Using Synthetic TEMPO and Health Data for Analysis on the Google Cloud Platform

Aerosol Observations from GOES-R and VIIRS

Satellite Detection of Fires & Smoke Transport

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