Dr. Tracey Holloway


HAQAST Team Lead
University of Wisconsin—Madison
Faculty Profile

Tracey Holloway

Tracey Holloway is a Professor in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She leads an air quality research program in the Nelson Institute Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE), working with undergraduates, graduate students, and professional researchers to understand links between regional air quality, energy, and climate.

Tracey’s core HAQAST project will pursue 6 goals:

  1. Provide gridded formaldehyde (HCHO) from the Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) to support the National Air Toxics Assessment (NATA).
  2. Work with EPA, LADCO, and other stakeholders to integrate satellite data into routine model evaluation.
  3. Advance work applying satellite data to ground-level ozone.
  4. Link “top-down” constraints on NO2 from the OMI instrument with “bottom-up” factors determining U.S. NOx emissions.
  5. Evaluate how MODIS satellite data can support planning for the federal Regional Haze Rule.
  6. Connect a new global chemical reanalysis with health and air quality stakeholder applications. With funding from the NASA Aura Science Team and Applied Science Program, Co-I Pierce is completing a multi-year chemical reanalysis data spanning 2006-2015/present. This new data product will provide global, time varying chemical composition data, leveraging a wide suite of satellite products to improve an advanced global model. The reanalysis product will have global coverage, 1ox 1oresolution, and data available every 3 hours.

In addition, she contributes to the following Tiger Teams:

HAQAST Presentations

Satellite Data for Health and Air Quality Management


What are the barriers to wider adoption of satellite data for health and air quality?

How HAQAST is connecting NASA Science with Air Quality and Public Health Applications

Year 2 Report: The NASA Health and Air Quality Applied Sciences Team (HAQAST)

HAQAST 4: Wrap Up and Look Ahead

Update on the NASA Health and Air Quality Applied Sciences Team



Short History of NASA Applied Science Teams for Air Quality and Health

T. Holloway, DJ Jacob, and D Miller, Journal of Applied Remote Sensing



Assessing the relationship between satellite-derived NO2 and economic growth over the 100 most populous global cities

Anastasia Montgomery, Tracey HollowayJournal of Applied Remote Sensing


Evaluation of NO2 column variations over the atmosphere of Kazakhstan using satellite dat

Zhuldyz Darynova, Aigerim Maksot, Lyazzat Kulmukanova, Milad Malekipirbazari, Hamed Sharifi, Mehdi Amouei Torkmahalleh, Tracey Holloway, Journal of Applied Remote Sensing


Constraining the Uncertainty in Emissions Over India with a Regional Air Quality Model Evaluation

Alexandra Karambelas, Tracey HollowayGregor Kiesewetter, Chris Heyes, Atmospheric Environment


Urban Versus Rural Health Impacts Attributable to PM2.5 and O3 in Northern India

Alexandra Karambelas, Tracey Holloway, Patrick L Kinney, Arlene M Fiore, Ruth DeFries, Gregor Kiesewetter, Chris Heyes, Environmental Research Letters



Potential air quality benefits from increased solar photovoltaic electricity generation in the Eastern United State

David Abel, Tracey HollowayMonica Harkey, Arber Rrushaj, Greg Brinkman, Phillip Duran, Mark Janssen, Paul Denholm, Atmospheric Environment


Air pollution impacts on avian species via inhalation exposure and associated outcomes

Olivia V. Sanderfoot and Tracey Holloway, Environmental Research Letters


Impact of Warmer Weather on Electricity Sector Emissions Due to Building Energy Use

Paul MeierTracey HollowayJonathan PatzMonica HarkeyDoug AhlDavid AbelScott Schuetter and Scott Hackel, Environmental Research Letters


Response of Power Plant Emissions to Ambient Temperature in the Eastern United States

David Abel, Tracey Holloway, Ryan M. Kladar, Paul Meier, Doug Ahl, Monica Harkey, and Jonathan PatzEnvironmental Science & Technology 


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