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3D-AQS: a three-dimensional air quality system
Author(s): Raymond M. Hoff; Jill A Engel-Cox; Fred Dimmick; James J. Szykman; Brad Johns; Shobha Kondragunta; Raymond Rogers; Kevin McCann; D. Allen Chu; Omar Torres; Ana Prados; Jassim Al-Saadi; Chieko Kittaka; Vickie Boothe; Steve Ackerman; Anthony Wimmers
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Paper Abstract

In 2006, we began a three-year project funded by the NASA Integrated Decisions Support program to develop a three-dimensional air quality system (3D-AQS). The focus of 3D-AQS is on the integration of aerosol-related NASA Earth Science Data into key air quality decision support systems used for air quality management, forecasting, and public health tracking. These will include the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)'s Air Quality System/AirQuest and AIRNow, Infusing satellite Data into Environmental Applications (IDEA) product, U.S. Air Quality weblog (Smog Blog) and the Regional East Atmospheric Lidar Mesonet (REALM). The project will result in greater accessibility of satellite and lidar datasets that, when used in conjunction with the ground-based particulate matter monitors, will enable monitoring across horizontal and vertical dimensions. Monitoring in multiple dimensions will enhance the air quality community's ability to monitor and forecast the geospatial extent and transboundary transport of air pollutants, particularly fine particulate matter. This paper describes the concept of this multisensor system and gives current examples of the types of products that will result from it.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 2006
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6299, Remote Sensing of Aerosol and Chemical Gases, Model Simulation/Assimilation, and Applications to Air Quality, 629901 (1 September 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.677281
Show Author Affiliations
Raymond M. Hoff, Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore County (United States)
Jill A Engel-Cox, Battelle Memorial Institute (United States)
Fred Dimmick, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (United States)
James J. Szykman, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (United States)
Brad Johns, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (United States)
Shobha Kondragunta, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (United States)
Raymond Rogers, Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore County (United States)
Kevin McCann, Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore County (United States)
D. Allen Chu, Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore County (United States)
Omar Torres, Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore County (United States)
Ana Prados, Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore County (United States)
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (United States)
Jassim Al-Saadi, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Chieko Kittaka, SAIC (United States)
NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Vickie Boothe, Ctrs. for Disease Control (United States)
Steve Ackerman, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison (United States)
Anthony Wimmers, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6299:
Remote Sensing of Aerosol and Chemical Gases, Model Simulation/Assimilation, and Applications to Air Quality
Allen Chu; James Szykman; Shobha Kondragunta, Editor(s)

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