In August 2017, Washington state registered as having the worst air quality in the U.S. as a result of smoke1. Fires, smoke, and dust can all contribute to poor air quality that can affect vulnerable populations. NASA satellite data can be used to model, monitor, and track regional air quality. This training will help attendees become familiar with available satellite data, products, and tools, and how to apply them to identify, track, and measure an air quality event. This training is hosted in partnership with the U.S. EPA - Region 10, Seattle, WA, and the U.S. Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station, Seattle, WA.
By the end of this training, attendees will be able to:
Each participant must come with a laptop computer with the capability to connect to the internet using WiFi.
Microsoft Office (or similar software): Excel, Word, PowerPoint
Internet Browser: Chrome (preferred), Firefox, or Safari
Google Earth: free version available at: http://www.google.com/earth
Latest Version of Java: available from http://www.java.com/en/download/help/version_manual.xml
Adobe Reader (or similar software to open and read PDF files): Adobe Reader is available at: http://get.adobe.com/reader
Panoply: available at: http://www.giss.nasa.gov/tools/panoply/
This training is primarily intended for air quality professionals and decision makers from local, state, tribal, and federal agencies, NGOs, and the private sector. Governmental and non-governmental organizations engaged in air quality monitoring will be given preference over organizations focused primarily on research.
All participants must register to participate in the training. While there is no registration fee associated with the training, ARSET does not provide financial support (including travel, logistics, food, etc.). Submitting an application at the link below does not confirm a slot in the training. Each application will be reviewed and only selected participants will be able to attend the training.
The training will be located in Room 202 of the PACCAR Environmental Technology Building. The room is accessible either by the main stairs or by the elevators to the left of the entrance. Water fountains, soda and snack machines, and restrooms are all available on the second floor as well.
Visitors can purchase day parking passes from WSU Transportation Services. The closest lot to the building is Green-1 ($6.94/day). There is also a Yellow-4 lot ($3.63/day) within a 5 minute walk from PACCAR. Campus Parking Map »
WSU recommends three hotels nearby campus to visitors:
Residence Inn by Marriott: 1255 NE North Fairway Rd, Pullman, WA 99163 | (509) 332-4400
The Residence Inn is located on the WSU campus and is approximately 1.8 km away from the PACCAR building. This facility offers shuttle service to and from the Moscow-Pullman Regional Airport, free high-speed wi-fi, and complimentary breakfasts.
Holiday Inn Express & Suites: 1190 SE Bishop Blvd, Pullman, WA 99163 | (509) 334-4437
The Holiday Inn Express & Suites is located off-campus, about 2.5 km from the PACCAR building. This hotel offers shuttle service to and from the Moscow-Pullman Regional Airport, and to WSU campus, free high-speed wi-fi, and complimentary breakfasts.
Quality Inn at Paradise Creek: 1400 Bishop Blvd., Pullman, WA 99163 | (509) 332-0500
The Quality Inn is located off-campus approximately 1.9 km away from the PACCAR building. This facility offers shuttle service to and from the Moscow-Pullman Regional Airport, free high-speed wi-fi, and complimentary breakfasts.