2017 AOGS Annual Meeting- Abstract Submission

What? 14th Annual Meeting of the Asia Oceania Geosciences Society [Website]

Session AS15: Satellite Remote Sensing Methods and Data Applications for Air Quality Monitoring and Research in Asia

Conveners: Pawan Gupta (USRA/GSFC), Robert Levy (GSFC), Jhoon Kim (Yonsei Univ., South Korea), Sachin Ghude (IITM, India), and Lok Lamsal (USRA/GSFC)

Air pollution monitoring, especially in developing countries, is sparse. This is a major problem for forecasting severe air quality episodes, as well as monitoring exposure for millions of people. However, in the past few decades, there have been great advancements in the ability for satellites to provide information about air pollution, including the regions that are not well-served by ground monitors. Therefore, the ever-expanding satellite database has provided opportunities to investigate air quality trends, source identification, and quantify impacts on visibility and human health. We seek papers that describe the theory and development of satellite-based aerosols and trace gases (NO2, SO2, CH4, O3, CO, and others) observations as well as their applications for characterizing and monitoring air quality over Asia. Applications could, for instance, include determining seasonal and long-term trends, relating the satellite observations to surface measurements, and using them for model development, improvement, assimilation, and validation. Also, we welcome discussions about fire/smoke and dust monitoring and the associated impacts on air quality, visibility, and health.

Key dates

Submission Opens: 07 Dec 2016
Submission Closes: 15 Feb 2017
Acceptance Notification: 29 Mar 2017
Author Registration Deadline: 24 May 2017

Funding Support 

Details about complimentary registration and reduced registration fee

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