In collaboration with the Southeastern States Air Resource Managers (SESARM) Inc. and the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (GEPD), ARSET provided a 2.5 day, hands-on training focused on satellite aerosols, trace gas data, and applications for air quality monitoring in the Southeastern United States. The workshop detailed the application of NASA resources to decision-making activities as they relate to air quality forecasting, smoke, fire and PM2.5 monitoring, image interpretation and data access for inclusion in modeling efforts. Specific data products, tools and topics will include:
An air quality case study concluded the training.
Participants will be able to incorporate data portals, visualization tools and data to properly identify, track and measure air quality events of their choosing, as well as assess the strengths and weaknesses of the data products.
No previous remote sensing experience is required.
This training is primarily intended for applied science professionals and decision makers in the Southeast from local, state and federal agencies, NGOs and the private sector.
Introduction and Logistics
Current and Future Satellite Capabilities for Air Quality Monitoring - an Overview
Satellite Imagery, Access, Interpretation and Tools
Aerosol Observations from Satellites - Brief Theory & Existing Products
Exploring and ordering satellite data with the Giovanni and LAADSweb tool
Theoretical Basis for Converting Satellite Observations to Ground-Level PM2.5 Concentrations
Conversion of Satellite Aerosol Measurements to PM2.5 Air Quality: Introduction to IDEA/EPA
Satellite Aerosol Measurements to PM2.5 Conversion Activity Using Excel, IDL and Python
Satellite Trace Gas Products: NO2, SO2, CO and Others. Advantages, Limitations and Potential Applications
Exploring Trace Gas Data Sets Using Online Tools: Ordering, Details, GIOVANNI
Smoke, Fire and Dust Detection, Products and Applications
Resolving the Vertical Resolution of Aerosols - LIDAR, CALIPSO
Air Quality Case Study Orientation & Grouping