Satellite Remote Sensing of Dust, Fires, Smoke, and Air Quality Training

Jul 10, 2018 - All Day
Jul 11, 2018 - All Day
Jul 12, 2018 - All Day
Host: Center for Environmental Research, Education and Outreach, Washington State University
In August 2017, Washington state registered as having the worst air quality in the U.S. as a result of smoke. 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.
Course Objective: 

By the end of this training, attendees will be able to:

  • Evaluate an air quality event in a case study, incorporating data portals, visualization tools, and satellite data
  • Describe specific data products and online tools, as well as their applications, including data from MODIS, OMI, VIIRS, CALIPSO, GOES-16, Worldview, IDEA, and Giovanni
  • Describe the strengths and weaknesses of the data products and tools discussed

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