Dr. Jingqiu Mao

Credentials: Associate Professor at University of Alaska Fairbanks

Faculty Profile
Twitter: @JingqiuMao

Jingqiu Mao is an Assistant Professor at University of Alaska Fairbanks. His research is aimed at understanding the evolution in time and space of the trace gas and aerosol composition of the atmosphere, with a combination of field/lab measurements, global modeling and satellite observations. He has been involved in NASA research since 2002, including flying on several major aircraft campaigns and serving on the steering committee of GEOS-Chem model since 2011.

HAQAST Project: Air quality and health impacts of boreal fires: decision support and applied research supported by NASA satellite products

Jingqiu’s team will be working with MODIS and VIIRS fire products and aerosol products together with air quality real-time prediction outputs from 3 different models and surface observations to enrich the application of NASA’s satellite data for air quality management and decision making in Alaska.

Project goals/deliverables:

  1. Provide one-stop single best forecast of air quality in Alaska to Alaska’s Department of Environmental Conservation, along with near-real-time satellite products on a daily basis, to be part of their decision making for air quality advisory alerts.
  2. Work with the Alaska Interagency Coordination Center (AICC) in Fairbanks to convert model forecast on surface PM2.5 and visibility data to GeoTiff standard format, and then implemented into the Alaska Wildland fire information web service interface.

Co-Investigators/Team Members: Jun Wang (University of Iowa), Huanxin Zhang (University of Iowa), Edward Hyer (Naval Research Lab), Martin Stuefer (University Of Alaska Fairbanks)