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  • APS Departmental Seminar–Andreas Beyerdorf (NASA Langley)

    Date/Time: March 4, 2015 (Wednesday) noon

    Where: Center for Atmospheric Sciences Class Room (Phenix 123)

    Speaker: Andreas Beyerdorf

    From: NASA Langley Research Center

    Topic: Measuring Air Quality from Space: Insight from DISCOVER-AQ

    Abstract: Predicting surface aerosol loadings from satellite measurements is essential to guiding air quality policy and is significantly affected by horizontal- and vertical-scale variability. In order to improve the use of satellites to monitor air quality, a multi-year airborne field campaign entitled DISCOVER-AQ (Deriving Information on Surface conditions from Column and Vertically Resolved Observations Relevant to Air Quality) flew four airborne campaigns between 2011 and 2014. In situ aerosol measurements in four locations - Baltimore, California’s San Joaquin Valley, Houston and Denver - highlight the possibilities and challenges associated with the use of satellites to measure air quality.

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