Dr. Pawan Gupta

Credentials: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Twitter: @pawanpgupta

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Pawan Gupta is a Senior Scientist, Earth Sciences at the Science and Technology Institute (STI), Universities Space Research Association (USRA), NASA Marshall Space Flight Center. His primary research expertise is in aerosols, trace gases, fires, and climate remote sensing, including atmospheric composition retrieval algorithm development and validation and application of satellite data for air quality and fire monitoring, forecasting, and assessment. Dr. Gupta is a member of multiple NASA science teams, including MODIS and VIIRS, Citizen Science, and Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments (MEaSUREs). He also leads NASA’s Applied Remote Sensing Training Program (ARSET) health and air quality team. In the past, Dr. Gupta worked at NASA Goddard and the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

HAQAST Project: Capacity Building and Integrating NASA Satellite and Model data into the US State Department’s Decision Support System

Pawan’s team proposes to develop the City Air quality foREcasting and analysis System (CARES). The innovation of CARES is the application of a Machine Learning Model Output Statistics (ML-MOS) framework to statistically fine-tune on a point-by-point basis, thus significantly improving on the GEOS outputs for individual US Department of State post locations.

Project goals/deliverables:

  1. Build capacity and end-user engagement for CARES.
  2. Provie air-quality forecasting for select US Embassy locations.

Co-Investigators/ Team Members: Sundar Christopher (The University of Alabama in Huntsville), Kel Markert (The University of Alabama in Huntsville), Caroline C. D’Angelo (U.S. Department of State), Robert Levy (NASA Goddard), Christoph Keller (NASA Goddard, GMAO), Molini M. Patel (U.S. Department of State), John Kerekes (Rochester Institute of Technology, U.S. Department of State)