HAQAST5 Meeting – January 3-4, 2019



Meeting Information

This workshop aims to bring HAQAST PIs and stakeholders/members of the public into close discussion.

The public meeting featured interactive presentations, talks, roundtables, and a poster session.

HAQAST5 Agenda

Day 1 – January 3, 2019


8:30 – 9:00 Pick up nametags outside room 554.

9:00     5 minutes: Phillip McNeely, Director, Maricopa County Air Quality Department, Welcome, Presentation Video

9:05     15 minutes: John Haynes, Program Manager, Update from NASA HQ, Presentation Video

9:20     15 minutes: Tracey Holloway, UW-Madison, HAQAST Team Overview, Presentation Video

9:35     10 minute Meeting Overview + Q&A, Video

I. Strategies for Linking NASA Data and User Applications

Chair: Daven Henze, HAQAST

9:45     15 minutes: Tom Moore, WESTAR and WRAP, Perspectives on Linking NASA Data and User Applications, Presentation Video

10:00   5 minutes: Bryan Duncan, NASA, Efficacy of Air Pollution Controls in the Eastern U.S., Presentation Video

10:05   5 minutes: Megs Seeley, NASA DEVELOP, NASA DEVELOP Feasibility Projects: Applications of Earth Observations for Addressing Health and Air Quality Concerns, Presentation Video

10:10   5 minutes: Sara Strachan, Idaho Department of Environmental Quality, Perspectives on Linking NASA Data and User Applications, Presentation Video

10:15   15 minute Q&A with speakers, Video

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break & Networking

II. Satellite Data for Health Exposure

Chair: Jeremy Hess, HAQAST

11:00   15 minutes:  Minghui Diao, San Jose State University, Applications of satellite data in analyses of surface PM2.5, Presentation Video

11:15   5 minutes: Yang Liu, Emory University, Perspectives on Satellite Data for Health Exposure, Presentation Video

11:20   5 minutes: Meredith Franklin, University of Southern California, New Applications of MISR and VIIRS for Assessing Health Exposures, Presentation Video

11:25   5 minutes: Xiaomeng Jin, Columbia University, Quantifying health benefits of emission reduction over New York State using multi-source PM2.5 exposure estimates, Presentation Video

11:30   15 minute Q&A with speakers, Video

11:45-1:30 Break for Lunch and Informal Discussion

III. Regional Haze Planning

Chair: Minghui Diao, HAQAST

1:30     15 minutes: Arlene Fiore, Columbia University, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Perspectives on Regional Haze Planning

1:45     5 minutes: Rui Wang, Identifying the spatiotemporal variability of NH3 across the contiguous U.S.

1:50     5 minutes: Michael Geigert, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Perspectives on Regional Haze Planning

1:55     5 minutes: Paul Miller, NESCAUM, NOx and the City

2:00     15 minutes Q&A with speakers

IV. Global Indicators for Climate and Health

Chair: Arlene Fiore, HAQAST

2:15     15 minutes: Katy Walker, Health Effects Institute, Use of Satellite Data for Public Health Assessment and Communication

2:30     5 minutes: Susan Anenberg, George Washington University, The HAQAST Indicators Tiger Team: Using satellite remote sensing to track air quality and climate change effects

2:35     5 minutes: Juan J. Castillo-Lugo, Clean Air Institute, Earth Observations to Support Air Quality Management in Developing Countries, Opportunities for Latin American Countries and Researchers, Presentation Video

2:40     5 minutes: Aaron Naeger, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Application of Synthetic TEMPO Products to Investigate Air Quality Impacts on Community-Level Public Health, Presentation Video

2:45     15 minute Q&A with speakers, Video

3:00-3:30 Coffee Break & Networking

V. Impact of California Wildfires

Chair: Ted Russell, HAQAST

3:30     15 minutes: Susan O’Neill, US Forest Service, Perspectives on Satellite Data for Wildfires, Presentation Video

3:45     5 minutes: Joseph L. Wilkins, US EPA, Improving the Vertical Distribution of Fire Emissions in CMAQ

3:45     5 minutes: Soe Myint, Arizona State University, Spatio-temporal analysis of aerosol optical depth in the two most polluted metropolitan areas, Presentation Video

3:50     5 minutes: Leticia Nogueira, American Cancer Society, Impact of Wildfire Smoke on Lung Cancer Patients, Presentation Video

3:55     15 minute Q&A with speakers, Video

VI. Estimating Background Ozone

Chair: Daniel Tong, HAQAST

4:10     15 minutes: Jessica Neu, NASA JPL/California Institute of Technology, Using Satellite Data to Aid Quantification and Attribution of Background Ozone Changes in the Western US

4:25     5 minutes: Zhen Qu, University of Colorado Boulder, International and interstate transport of O3 in Yuma and impact from NOx emissions, Presentation Video

4:30     5 minutes Mary Uhl, WESTAR, Perspectives on Estimating Background O3, Presentation Video

4:35     10 minutes: Mike Sonenberg, Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, AnArizona Perspective on Transport of Ozone in Yuma, AZ, Presentation Video

4:45     15 minute Q&A with speakers, Video

5:00 – 7:00 Poster Session, Reception & Networking


Day 2 – January 4th, 2019 

VII. Building Capacity for Satellite Data in Air Quality and Health

Chair: Susan O’Neill, HAQAST

9:00     15 minutes: Mark Zondlo, Princeton University, Perspectives on Building Capacity, Presentation Video

9:15     5 minutes: Jeremiah Johnson, Ramboll, Multiple satellite products helpful for evaluating the Mexico Emissions Inventory, Presentation Video

9:20     5 minutes: Mike He, Columbia University, Short-Term PM2.5 and Cardiovascular Admissions in NY State: Assessing Sensitivity of Exposure Model Choice, Presentation Video

9:25     5 minutes: Daven Henze, University of Colorado-Boulder, Use of satellite-informed PM2.5 concentrations in an international integrated assessment tool (LEAP-IBC), Presentation Video

9:30     15 minute Q&A with speakers, Video

VIII. Connecting Satellite Data with Ground Monitors

Chair: Bryan Duncan, HAQAST

9:45     15 minutes: Jeremy Hess, University of Washington, Barriers and Opportunities to Link Satellites with Weather, Pollen, and Health, Presentation Video

10:00   5 minutes: Rebecca E. Skinner, Manylabs AQ Sensor Project, An Interim Report on a Hyperlocal PM sensor Project

10:05   5 minutes: Will Wallace, Washington State Department of Ecology, Perspectives on Connecting Satellite Data with Ground Monitors

10:10   5 minutes: Huanxin (Jessie) Zhang and Jun Wang, University of Iowa, Improving surface PM2.5 forecast using an ensemble of satellite data, chemistry transport model outputs, and surface observations, Presentation Video

10:15   15 minute Q&A with speakers, Video

10:30  – 11:00 Coffee Break & Networking

IX. Reaching New Communities with NASA Data

Chair: Yang Liu, HAQAST

11:00   15 minutes: Jason West, University of North Carolina, UNC team progress for HAQAST, Presentation Video

11:15   5 minutes: Mike Newchurch, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Applying TEMPO and TOLNet: to Explore Air-Quality Processes, Presentation Video

11:20   5 minutes: Magdalene McCarty Sanders, Nisqually Indian Tribe, The Status of Air in Indian Country

11:25   5 minutes: Bryan Duncan, NASA, Health & AQ Applications as Part of the Aerosols & Cloud-Convection Precipitation (A-CCP) Study

11:30   15 minute Q&A with speakers, Video

11:45-1:00 Break for Lunch and Informal Discussion

X. Satellite Data for Dust Storms

Chair: Jessica Neu, HAQAST

1:00     15 minutes: Daniel Tong, George Mason University, Observing and Forecasting Dust Storms, Presentation Video

1:15     5 minutes: Kevin Liu and Bill Tong, River Hill High School, Clarksville, Maryland, The DustWatch App: A Youth Citizen Scientist Project to Protect Public Health from Dust Storm Exposure, Presentation Video

1:20     5 minutes: Thomas Gill, University of Texas- El Paso, Application of NASA MODIS imagery for detection and impact assessment o dust storms in the SW USA, Presentation Video

1:25     5 minutes: Amit Raysoni, School of Earth, Environment, and Marine Sciences, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Using NASA data to characterize the role of gas phase and particulate pollutants on human health in the Rio Grande Valley Region of Texas, Presentation Video

1:30     15 minutes Q&A with speakers, Video

XI. Next Phase Opportunities for Air Quality, Health & NASA

Chair: Mark Zondlo, HAQAST

1:45     15 minutes: Ted Russell, Georgia Tech, Sensing Opportunities, Presentation Video

2:00     5 minutes: Abbey Nastan, NASA, Application of the Multi-Angle Imager for Aerosols (MAIA) for Air Quality and Health: Optimization of Epidemiological Study Areas for Societal Benefit, Presentation Video

2:05     5 minutes: Ira Domsky, Maricopa County Air Quality Department, Perspectives on Next Phase Opportunities, Presentation Video

2:10     15 minutes: Tracey Holloway, HAQAST Wrap-up and Look Ahead, Presentation Video

2:25     30 minute Q&A with speakers

3:00     Public Session Adjourn

[HAQAST Member Meeting Immediately Follows 3:00-5:00]


HAQAST5 Poster Session

(Thursday, January 3, 5:00-7:00)

Poster dimensions are 40 inches x 30 inches, either landscape or portrait.

James Nimo, Spatio-Temporal Variation of Aerosol Distribution Using MODIS: A Case Study in Nigeria

Robert Levy, Consistent aerosol retrieval on LEO and GEO satellite sensors

Talat Odman, Evaluation of mobile NOx emissions using modeling and satellite NO2 retrievals: Application to the Great Lakes Region

Sepehr Roudini, A near-real time estimation of wildfire emissions during the night using Suomi NPP VIIRS Data

Hongliang Zhang, Health effects of air pollutants in India

Jacob Lynn, An Analysis of Model and Observed Aerosol Optical Depth

Luis Suarez-Salas, Air pollutants transport related to biomass burning over Andean and Amazon region of Peru for public information

Panu Teeratakulpisarn, Association Nitrous Oxide to determine SLEEP WITHOUT CLOSING EYES (DOZE OFF) in road traffic accident in Thailand.

Chantele Lonsdale, An Exceptional Event Screening Tool to investigate fire and ozone impacts on local air quality

Matilyn Bindl, Vertical Distribution of CMAQ NO2 Over Los Angeles

Margaret McCallister, Data Synthesis of VOC and NOx Emissions and their Potential for Modeling Ambient Ozone Levels

Levi Golston, Synthesizing satellite, in situ, and model output for the 2018 Kilauea Volcano

Nabin Malakar, Improving Satellite Data estimation with in-situ and Meteorological data

Santina Gay, US EPA Alaska Operations, Local Environmental Observer (LEO) Network

Yufei Zou, Integration of High-resolution Wildfire Smoke Simulation and Satellite Observations and Its Application in Health Impact Assessment

Asri, Estimation PM2.5 and SO2 using satellite data

Ho-Chun Huang, On the impact of wild fire on the PM modeling at the NOAA/NWS NAQFC forecasting system

David Abel, Incorporating Energy Decision-making into Air Quality and Public Health Management

Bryan Duncan, Air pollution forecasts using the NASA GEOS model:  A unified tool from local to global scales

Abbey Nastan, Applications of the Multi-Angle Imager for Aerosols (MAIA) for Air Quality and Health: Optimization of Epidemiological Study Areas for Societal Benefit

Udomlack Peansukwech, Develop sensor air pollutant in Thailand

Tarek Kandakji, Evaluation of Drought Level and Anthropogenic Land Use Impact on Dust Emission in Southwestern United States: Quantitative and Spatio-Temporal Analysis of Dust Point Sources

Piyadasa Ranjana, Groundwater quality due to poor sanitation in North west region of Sri Lanka


Q: Will NASA be providing funding for stakeholder travel like they did for HAQAST4?

A: Yes! See above to apply.

Q: What is the latest I can wait to book my hotel?

A: If you are planning on coming to HAQAST5, you should book as soon as possible. There is no advantage in waiting, and if you delay too long, you will not be able to take advantage of our discounted room rate.

Q: When will an agenda be available?

A: Since we generate the agenda from the registration list, a final agenda typically isn’t available until a few weeks before the conference. A draft agenda will be available sooner, and if your agency requires an agenda for approving travel, please reach out to Daegan Miller, HAQAST communications coordinator.

Q: Is there an attendance fee?

A: No. HAQAST5 is free to attend.