What can satellite remote sensing tell us about how the world is doing on air quality and climate change? The objective of the HAQAST Indicators Tiger Team is to develop and disseminate satellite-derived air pollution and climate indicators at the global scale.
This project is a partnership between the NASA Health and Air Quality Applied Science Team (HAQAST) and the Global Pollution Observatory, University College London/Lancet Countdown, the Health Effects Institute/State of Global Air, and several other stakeholders. HAQAST members and collaborators include Jeremy Hess, Bryan Duncan, Arlene Fiore, Daven Henze, Patrick Kinney, Lok Lamsal, Yang Liu, Daniel Tong, Jonathan Patz, and Jason West. The project is one of the HAQAST Tiger Teams, a short-term, high-impact collaborative effort between HAQAST members and public stakeholders to identify and solve an immediate problem using NASA data and products.
Specifically, this team will use satellite remote sensing to:
- Transfer knowledge and global-scale datasets tracking indicators for ozone and NO2 concentration, PM2.5 and ozone disease burden in cities, and wildfire occurrence.
- Scope the potential for using satellite remote sensing to track global airborne dust storms and pollen season start date and duration.
The project kicked off in October 2018 and will run through September 2019. For more information, please contact Susan Anenberg at email@example.com.