NASA satellite data can be used for a variety of applications, including air quality forecasting, smoke and fire detection, and PM2.5 monitoring. This training covered the access and use of NASA resources for decision-making activities related to air quality. A presentation on relevant data products, as well as the online tools used to acquire and visualize aerosol and trace gas data, were followed by an air quality case study. Participants had the opportunity to use available data portals and visualization tools to identify, track, and measure air quality events of their choosing.
By the end of this training, attendees were able to:
Air quality professionals and decision makers from local, state, and federal agencies, NGOS, and the private sector. All participants must be located in India.
Satellite Imagery Access, Interpretation, and Tools for Dust, Smoke, and Pollution
Fundamentals of Satellite Remote Sensing
Satellite Data Products, Levels, and Formats
Exploring and Ordering Level 3 Satellite Data with the Giovanni Web Tool
Download Level 2 Aerosol Products
Satellite Aerosol Products, Evaluation, Applications, and Limitations
Conversion of Satellite Aerosol Measurements to PM2.5 Air Quality (Excel exercise)
Theoretical Basis for Converting Satellite Observations to Ground-Level PM2.5 Concentrations
Satellite Based Characterization of Emissions
Satellite Remote Sensing of Trace Gases (NO2, SO2, CO)
Trace Gases Data Access, Tools and Analysis
Real Time Analysis of Product & Information Dissemination (RAPID) Based Satellite Products Visualization