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Introduction to Remote Sensing and Air Quality Applications

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Date Range: 
Monday, February 24, 2014 to Thursday, February 27, 2014

This advanced workshop taught attendees how to apply NASA satellite data, imagery, and tools to Texas and Southwest air quality management problems. This includes air quality forecasting, identification of long range transport, local production of dust aerosols, air pollution, and air quality modeling. Case studies focus on a pollution aerosol event from late June 2012 and a dust transport event with a local impact from August 2013.

Course Format: 
  • Four day in-person training
  • Participants can register for days one and two separately from three and four
  • Days One and Two: presentations and hands-on activities focusing on proper use of remote sensing for air quality applications
  • Day Three: a half day where participants can attend a session providing additional content on particulate matter or trace gases
  • Day Four: participants will analyze an air quality event
Course Agenda: 
Day One: Monday, Feb 24

Introduction to Remote Sensing for Air Quality Applications

Preparing to Use the MODIS Data Dictionary of Essential Terms, Levels of Data

Introduction to Use and Interpretation of Satellite Data Using the Giovanni Web Tool

MODIS Overview

New Aerosol Products: MODIS Collection 6, MAIC, and VIIRS

Working with Panoply

Overview of Fire Products

CO Products as a Tracer for Fire Activity

Day Two: Tuesday, Feb 25

Visualizing Data with Worldview

Use of Spectral Information in Remote Sensing and an Introduction to AERONET

CALIPSO Products to Look at Aerosol Height

Introduction to the IDEA System and IDEA System Activities

Overview of the NAAPS Aerosol Model

Aura/OMI NO2

Aura/OMI SO2

Day Three: Wednesday, Feb 26
Day Four: Thursday, Feb 27
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