Spring ’21 Discussion Groups

You are invited to join one or more of our discussions on topics related to HAQAST applied research. These are virtual meetings – akin to breakout groups at a meeting. We have a series of topics, lead by HAQAST investigators. These informal discussion groups are intended to build two-way dialogue, so we can connect with stakeholder partners in health and air quality. These may be one-off discussions, or they may be the start of something bigger. It depends how they go, and I hope you’ll consider participating.

See below for full list of topics and more information — please check back as new topics may be added, or links updated to maximize access. (We’re aware, for example, that some domains have difficulty with Google Docs — if you cannot access a page, please email you comments directly to the session coordinator or to the HAQAST Digital Media Coordinator Alex Pavelic <apavelic@wisc.edu>)

Most of these discussions are intended as a starting point for our next-stage collaborative research activities, also known as Tiger Teams. Whether you have ideas for specific projects – or just want to hear more about NASA data capabilities – I hope you will take time to join the discussion groups relevant to your interests.

Friday, March 26


Improving air quality forecast and analysis under smoke conditions.

Co-led by Jingqiu Mao and Jun Wang – 12:00-1:30 PM ET via Zoom
Link to register
Share your ideas via Google Doc 


Monday, March 29 


How can NASA Earth Observations support Environmental Justice?

Co-led by Susan Anenberg and Qian Xiao – 3:30-4:30 PM ET via Zoom
Link to register
Share your ideas via Google Doc 


Expanding community involvement in the design of satellite-derived PM2.5 

Led by Randall Martin – 4 PM ET via Zoom
Link to register
Share your ideas via Google Doc 


Wednesday, March 31


What is the best way to combine NASA data and low-cost monitors to quantify air pollution?

Led by Jeff Pierce – 1:00 PM ET (10:00 AM PST) via Zoom
Registration (required) link
Ideas document link


Improving emission inventories for nitrogen oxides (NOx) 

Co-led by Daniel Tong and Daniel Goldberg – 1:00-2:00 PM ET via Zoom
Zoom Meeting Link
Ideas and Interest Document Link


Differentiated health impacts of persistent and/or extreme smoke events.

Led by Amber Soja – 2:00-3:00 PM ET
Registration link
Google Doc for comments


Thursday, April 1


How can NASA data support analysis of high-pollution events? 

Led by Arlene Fiore – 2:00 PM ET via Zoom
Register Here
Share your ideas via Google Doc


Friday, April 2


How can NASA field campaign data support stakeholder information needs?

Led by Brad Pierce – 10:00-11:00 AM ET
Webex Meeting Link
Ideas document link


What are the main needs for improved communication, data visualization, and ease-of-access for satellite data products?

Led by Bryan Duncan – 3:00 PM ET
Link to Register
Ideas document link


Thursday, April 8


Relationship between Indoor and Outdoor Air Quality and Role of NASA Data

Led by Pawan Gupta – 1:00-2:00 PM ET
Register here
Share your ideas via Google Doc


PM Composition and Health Impacts

Led by Yang Liu and Sundar Christopher – 3:00 PM ET via Zoom
Register here
Share your ideas via Google Doc