HAQAST is a collaborative team that works in partnership with public health and air quality agencies to use NASA data and tools for the public benefit. Here you can learn about our team, partnerships, and newsworthy achievements. You can also find short tutorials for NASA’s open-access satellite tools.

HAQAST6 Meeting

Photos, videos, slides, posters, and workshop materials from the HAQAST6 meeting in Pasadena, CA are now available! Thank you to Ramboll for sponsoring our poster session.

Recent News

From media appearances to cutting-edge research, catch the newest developments in HAQAST’s work.

NASA image by Norman Kuring

About HAQAST

HAQAST is a collaborative team that works in partnership with public health and air quality agencies to use NASA data and tools for the public benefit. HAQAST 2016-2020 is funded by the Applied Sciences division of NASA.

Changes in NO2 in the U.S.

This animation shows the changes in OMI NO2 levels from 2005 to 2016 over the Untied States.  The large decreases (20-50%) are associated with the implementation of state and federal regulations to reduce NOx emissions from power plants and cars.  The only areas of increases occurred over areas of oil and natural gas (ONG) extraction activities in North Dakota and Texas.

Video Credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

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Worldwide Health Impacts of PM2.5

This video, created with the help of Susan Anenberg and Bryan Duncan, explains the negative health impacts of PM2.5. This form of air pollution is one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide, especially in densely populated countries like India and China.

Video Credit: NASA HAQAST; NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Science Systems and Applications, Inc.; and NASA Scientific Visualization Studio

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