The US National Research Council has just released its second decadal survey, Thriving on Our Changing Planet: A Decadal Strategy for Earth Observations from Space. The decadal survey is a comprehensive scientific and policy overview, written by a large team of subject-matter experts, that provides suggestions and guidance for the coming decade of federal Earth observation. Two HAQAST members (Bryan Duncan and Ted Russell) are among the authors of the Weather and Air Quality panel, HAQAST collaborator Steve Ackerman co-chaired the panel, and team leader Tracey Holloway was a reviewer, all of which is evident from the panel’s focus on air quality and public health!
Duncan co-authored research published in Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene, called 'A decade of changes in nitrogen oxides over regions of oil and natural gas activity in the United States'
Fiore and Duncan co-authored research titled 'Evaluating a Space-Based Indicator of Surface Ozone-NOx-VOC Sensitivity Over Midlatitude Source Regions and Application to Decadal Trends'
Hess co-authored work titled 'Speciated Pollen Season Parameters, Trends, and Associations with Temperature in the Contiguous United States'
Hess co-authored research in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, titled 'Associations between Total and Speciated Pollen Counts and Several Morbidity Measures in the Contiguous United States from 2008 to 2015'
Watch the video abstract for Holloway's work on the Impact of warmer weather on electricity sector emissions due to building energy use, published in Environmental Research Letters
Kinney co-authored work titled 'Seasonal and temperature modifications of the association between fine particulate air pollution and cardiovascular hospitalization in New York state'
Holloway and Sanderfoot published work in Environmental Research Letters, titled 'Air pollution impacts on avian species via inhalation exposure and associated outcomes'
O'Neill's post outlines how smoke traveling down-canyon from the Island fire to Northern California was clearly visible on the new GOES 16 satellite product
Daniel Tong co-authored work on the impact of the 2008 Global Recession on air quality over the U.S., and implications for surface ozone levels from changes in NOx emissions
Holloway co-authored work on air quality benefits from increased solar photovoltaic electricity generation in the Eastern United States
Tracey Holloway co-authored research, titled 'Potential air quality benefits from increased solar photovoltaic electricity generation in the Eastern United States' that was published in Atmospheric Environment
Holloway co-authored work on Constraining the uncertainty in emissions over India with a regional air quality model evaluation
Tracey Holloway co-authored research, titled 'Constraining the uncertainty in emissions over India with a regional air quality model evaluation' that was published in Atmospheric Environment
Tong's work about NAQFC developmental forecast guidance for fine particulate matter (PM2.5) was featured in AMS: Weather and Forecasting
Tong's work about the impact of Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer Aerosol Optical Depth and AirNow PM2.5 assimilation on Community Multi-scale Air Quality aerosol predictions over the contiguous United States was featured
HAQAST Communications Coordinator Daegan Miller published a piece in Physics Today Profiling HAQAST and HAQAST Member work
Jason West's work on the co-benefits of global, domestic, and sectoral greenhouse gas mitigation for US air quality and human health in 2050 was published in Environmental Research Letters.
Daniel Tong's work on intensified dust storm activity and Valley fever infection in the southwestern United States was published in Geophysical Research Letters.
Susan Anenberg and Daven Henze’s research on the health impacts of excess diesel-related NOx emissions was published in Nature.
Tracey Holloway’s work on ambient temperature and power plant emissions in the eastern United States was published in Environmental Science & Technology.
Mark Zondlo's work on vehicle emissions as an important urban ammonia source in the U.S. and China, was published in Environmental Science and Technology.
Daven Henze collaborated with researchers at the Stockholm Environment Institute, and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine to publish this piece in Environment International.
HAQAST Collaborator, Anne Thompson recently published an article about ozone forecasting using satellite data as one approach in the Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology
An assessment of AQAST’s impact was recently published! See Milford, Jana B. and Daniel Knight, “Increasing the Use of Earth Science Data and Models in Air Quality Management,” Journal of Air and Waste Management Association.
West, Jason, et al. “What We Breathe Impacts Our Health: Improving Understanding of the Link between Air Pollution and Health,” Environmental Science and Technology.
Daven Henze coauthored a paper on the climate and health impacts of cookstoves. Lacey, Forest et al. "Transient climate and ambient health impacts due to national solid fuel cookstove emissions," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.