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Air Quality Remote Sensing Program
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In support of NOAA's goals to operationally monitor and forecast air quality, scientists from the Air Quality Remote Sensing Program have already developed or plan to provide space-based remote sensing products from NOAA's operational satellites or non-NOAA satellites. These products include GOES East Aerosol and Smoke Product (GASP), Fuel Loading Data and Fire PM2.5 Emissions as well as integrating data from satellite, surface and model outputs (3D Air Quality Mapping System). So far, most of these products have operationally provided information for government agencies and universities for monitoring and forecasting air pollutants, and also a multiyear historical dataset of GOES AOD has been developed for climate study.

NOAA satellite image of Aerosol Optical Depth taken at 10:15 a.m. EDT on Sept. 12, 2006As an example, our GASP AOD data have been used for Air Quality Research in Texas and Gulf of Mexico.

Click this NOAA satellite image (at right) for a larger view of the Aerosol Optical Depth taken at 10:15 a.m. EDT on Sept. 12, 2006. Satellites are used to measure radiative effects of aerosols.


Data, algorithms, and images presented on STAR websites are intended for experimental use only and are not supported on an operational basis.  More information

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