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HAQAST Wisconsin

As we transition to the second year of research, the NASA Health and Air Quality Applied Sciences Team continues to develop connections between public stakeholders across the United States. Each of the 14 PIs have contributed to unique Tiger Teams and are beginning to yield the fruitful results of strong collaboration.

In this public HAQAST meeting, we introduced new discoveries throughout the past two years that have resulted from two-way dialogue between scientists and stakeholders, as well as continue progressing towards our future goals.

Thank you to everyone who attended in-person and virtually! Recordings are available below.

Panel Recordings       Virtual Flash Talks       Posters


Session 1A

Overview of NASA HAQAST

Tracey Holloway (HAQAST Team Leader, University of Wisconsin – Madison)

Updates from the NASA Health and Air Quality Applied Sciences Team

John Haynes (Program Manager for Health and Air Quality Applications)

NASA Applied Sciences Perspective: Health and Air Quality


Session 1B

Due to technical issues the recording of this panel is unavailable. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Advancing Clean Air and Public Health with Satellite Data and Research: a HAQAST / NACAA Conversation (Crossover with the National Association of Clean Air Agencies)

Moderator: Miles Keogh (Crossover with the National Association of Clean Air Agencies)

Tracey Holloway (HAQAST Team Leader, University of Wisconsin—Madison)

Arlene Fiore (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Bryan Duncan (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)

Kelly Crawford (DC Department of Energy and Environment)

Sam Rubens (Akron Regional Air Quality Management District)

Session 2A

Extreme Heat and Health Impacts

Moderator: Susan Anenberg (George Washington University)

Chris Uejio (Florida State University)

How do Greenspace and Bluespace jointly Influence on Urban Outdoor Comfort?

Elaina Andreychak and Maggie Thelen (Wisconsin Department of Health Services)

Wisconsin Department of Health Services: Heat and Health Projects

Vijay Limaye (Natural Resources Defense Council)

Accounting for the Health Costs of Extreme Heat

Leticia Nogueira (American Cancer Society)

Extreme Heat: The Poster Child of Climate Change

Session 2B

Unusual Air Quality – What counts as an “Exceptional Event?”

Moderator: Angie Dickens (Lake Michigan Air Directors Consortium)

Arlene Fiore (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Characterizing ‘typical’ pollution exposures and events

Jay Baker (Western States Air Resources Council)

Identifying Exceptional Events, Creating Demonstrations

Michael Geigert (Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection)

What Qualifies as a Wildfire Exceptional Event?

Janice Lam Snyder (Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District)

Exceptional Events: Where Satellite Data & Regulatory Air Quality Meets

Jeongran Yun (New York State Department of Environmental Conservation)

Ozone Air Quality Modeling for Regulatory Purposes Using CMAQ and CAMx

Session 3A

Community Partnerships for Climate and Health

Moderator: Yang Liu (Emory University)

Sheryl Magzamen (Colorado State University)

The Academician’s Code of Conduct: An Open Discussion on Community-Engaged Research

Shaneeta Johnson (Satcher Health Leadership Institute, Morehouse School of Medicine)

Storymapping Climate Change and Health Equity

Qian Xiao (University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston)

Artificial Light at Night: An Emerging Environmental Hazard and Public Health Priority

Mitra Kashani (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

CDC’s Tracking Program: Advancing Data and Tools for Climate, Air Quality, and Health

Session 3B

Comparing Air Quality Data from Satellite, Monitors, and Models 

Moderator: Arlene Fiore (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Ted Russell (Georgia Institute of Technology)

Using Air Quality Modeling and Satellite Data to Assess Emissions Inventories and Impacts of “Ports” on Air Quality of Vulnerable Communities

Alex Karambelas (Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management)

Using satellites, models, and monitors for air quality analysis at NESCAUM

Doug Boyer (Texas Commission on Environmental Quality)

Incorporating Satellite Data Into Texas Air Quality Programs

Randall Martin (Washington University)

Progress and Applications of Satellite-Derived PM2.5

Session 4A

Dust and Fire Emissions

Moderator: Daniel Tong (George Mason University)

Emily Gargulinski (National Institute of Aerospace)

Accurately quantifying burned area for emissions: Teasing apart dust from smoke

Amit Raysoni (University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley)

Integration of Air Pollution Satellite Data, Ground-based Monitoring, and Socioeconomic Indicators to Characterize Agricultural Burning Emissions and Associated Impacts on Lower Rio Grande Valley Citizenry of South Texas

Natalie Shepp (Pima County)

Dust and Smoke Issues in the Desert Southwest

Eric Stevens (National Park Service)

Wildfire Smoke and Blowing Dust: A Fire Weather Meteorologist’s Perspective

Session 4B

Quantifying Energy Use and Emissions

Moderator: Ted Russell (Georgia Institute of Technology)

Daniel Goldberg (George Washington University)

Pushing the boundaries of NOx emission quantification from remote sensing instruments

Monica Harkey (University of Wisconsin—Madison)

TROPOMI NO2: The Heat is On

Jeff Jaeckels (Madison Gas and Electric)

Methane Monitoring and the Energy Transition

Eric Choi (GHGsat)

Complementary Synergies Between Government and Commercial Earth Observation Satellite Missions

Vikram Ravi (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

Renewable Electricity Adoption Related Health Benefits in SE Asia

Session 5A

Data to Support Environmental Justice

Moderator: Qian Xiao (University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston)

Gaige Kerr and Susan Anenberg (George Washington University)

Comparing satellite-derived pollution datasets for environmental justice applications

Chris Tessum (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Reduced complexity chemical transport modeling for environmental justice applications

Daniel Tong (George Mason University)

Neighborhood Emission Mapping Operation (NEMO)

Langston Verdin (BreatheSMART Wisconsin)

BreatheSMART Wisconsin

Session 5B

Health, Smoke, and Wildfires

Moderator: Chris Uejio (Florida State University)

Yang Liu (Emory University)

Estimating Wildfire Smoke PM2.5 from 2007 to 2018 in the Contiguous US

Jingqiu Mao (University of Alaska, Fairbanks)

Improving Air Quality Forecast During Boreal Wildfire Season

Mary Uhl (Western States Air Resources Council)

Western Wildfire Smoke Impacts

Amirhosein Mousavi (IQAir)

IQAir AirVisual: Air Quality Information Platform

Session 6A

City Scale Air Pollution 

Moderator: Daniel Goldberg (George Washington University)

Bryan Duncan (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)

Integrating NASA Resources into the Standard Operating Procedures of Low-Moderate Income Countries (LMIC)

Pawan Gupta (Universities Space Research Association)

Next Generation of Air Quality Monitoring & Forecasting

Pallavi Pant (Health Effects Institute)

Air Quality and Health in Cities Around the World

Mindi DePaola (Environmental Defense Fund)

Air Quality + Community Engagement in US Cities

Session 6B

Air Quality in Rural Areas

Moderator: Randall Martin (Washington University)   

Amber Soja (National Institute of Aerospace, NASA Langley Research Center)

Quantifying smoke at the nose level: What can we see from space?

Byeong-Uk Kim (Georgia Environmental Protection Division)

Georgia’s Plans and Programs for Air Quality in Rural Areas

Olivia Sablan (Colorado State University)

Evaluating smoke and the culture of fire in the Flint Hills of Kansas

Libby Mohr (Environmental Defense Fund)

Formaldehyde and petrochemical facilities: can satellite data inform health risk and identify sources?

Virtual Flash Talks

Aryiana Moore (Georgia Tech)

Free Pollution with Your Delivery? Mapping Warehouse-Associated Air Pollution via TROPOMI NO2 Retrievals

Elizabeth Joyner (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)

Update on the Health and Air Quality Data Pathfinder Prototype

Vikas Kumar (Indian Institute of Technology Bombay)

Ensemble Machine Learning Approach for PM2.5 Reconstruction Using MERRA-2 and Long-term Analysis for India (1980-2021)


Doyeon Ahn (George Washington University)

CO2 Emissions from C40 Cities: Citywide Emission Inventories, Global Gridded Emission Datasets, and Satellite Data

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Tess Carter (George Washington University)

Preliminary comparison of the environmental justice impacts of different high spatial resolution PM2.5 datasets

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Yun Hang (Emory University)

Assessment of long-term particulate nitrate air pollution and its health risk in China

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Ping Jing (Loyola University Chicago)

Community Air Research Experience (CARE): Engaging Students in Research on Air Pollution in Chicago Communities

Laura Judd and John Sullivan (NASA Langley, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)

Overview of the 2023 Synergistic TEMPO Air Quality Science (STAQS) Field Study

Alex Matus (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)

New Approach for PM2.5 Retrievals using CATS Lidar and GEOS-5 Model Data AssimilationAlex Matus poster

Jennifer McGinnis (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

How Can an Online Forum Support Your NASA Data Use?

Abbey Nastan (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory)

The NASA Multi-Angle Imager for Aerosols (MAIA) Mission: Project Updates, User Needs, and Simulated Data

Katelyn O’Dell (George Washington University)

Exploring the value of future geostationary satellite-based atmospheric composition data for improving health and air pollution injustice in the US

K. D. Slater (Colorado State University)

Understanding Regional Air Quality: Merging Health, Communication, and Atmospheric Data

Scott Van Pelt (USDA)

Hazards of Soluble Mineral Dust Components

Matt Tisdale (NASA Atmospheric Science Data Center)


Madankui Tao (Columbia University)

Spatial Variability in Formaldehyde and Nitrogen Dioxide Diurnal Cycles in the New York City Area