Dr. Susan O'Neill


USDA Forest Service
Pacific Northwest Research Station
Forest Service Profile

Susan O’Neill, who is based in Washington State, is a research air quality engineer for the US Forest Service. O’Neill brings to HAQAST an  interest in smoke and fire research for air quality and public health.

Susan’s HAQAST project aims to facilitate the adoption and use of earth observations directly into the decisions, communications and response of wildfire Incident Command Teams and local public health agencies during wildfire smoke events. We will pursue three primary tasks:

  1. Mine, analyze, synthesize, and deliver earth observations in tailored formats to Air Resource Advisors and public health agencies.
  2. Enhance the use of earth observations for smoke model evaluation and validation.
  3. Enhance the use of earth observations within the smoke prediction modeling chain.

In addition, she is contributing to the following Tiger Teams:

And she leads the Tiger Team, Air Quality and Health Burden of 2017 California Wildfires.


HAQAST Presentations

Wildfire Smoke

Smoke Modeling and Tools Supporting Wildland Fire Operations

Facilitating the Integration and Adoption of Satellite Products for Decision Support during Wildland Fire Smoke Episodes

Air Quality and Health Burden of 2017 Northern California Wildfires



Machine Learning-Based Integration of High-Resolution Wildfire Smoke Simulations and Observations for Regional Health Impact Assessment

Yufei Zou, Susan M. O’Neill, Narasimhan K. Larkin, Ernesto C. Alvarado, Robert Solomon, Clifford Mass , Yang Liu, M. Talat Odman, and Huizhong Shen



California Smoke Information

Susan O’Neill

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