Dr. Randall Martin

Credentials: Raymond R. Tucker Distinguished Professor in the Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering at Washington University

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rvmartin@wustl.edu

Randall Martin is the Raymond R. Tucker Distinguished Professor in the Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering at Washington University. His research focuses on characterizing atmospheric composition to inform effective policies surrounding major environmental and public health challenges ranging from air quality to climate change. He leads a research group at the interface of satellite remote sensing and global modeling, with applications that include population exposure for health studies, top-down constraints on emissions, and analysis of processes that affect atmospheric composition.

HAQAST Project: Supporting the Health and Air Quality Management Communities by Advancing Satellite-based Fine Particulate Matter Estimates for Applications across Multiple Scales

Randall’s team will support the health and air-quality management communities by increasing the quality, utility, and timeliness of satellite-based PM2.5 estimates for applications across global, regional, and approaching urban scales. We will develop our existing algorithms to include recent advances in satellite remote sensing and modeling, and extend the estimates through 2023 with particular attention to the COVID-19 period.

Project goals/deliverables:

  1. Develop our existing algorithms to include advances in satellite remote sensing and modeling, and extend the estimates through 2023 with particular attention to the COVID-19 period.
  2. Increase the accessibility and utility of satellite-derived air quality estimates for health and air quality management applications through more accessible data formats, addressing user needs, better characterization of uncertainty, and improved documentation.
  3. Build upon our broad experience and collaborations across the health and air quality management communities to collaborate extensively across HAQAST.

Co-Investigators/ Team Members: Michael Brauer (University of Washington), Alex de Sherbinin (Columbia University), Phillip Dickerson (EPA), Shobha Kondragunta (NOAA).