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Development of Rapid Prototyping Capability to Evaluate Potential Uses of NASA Research Products and Technologies to Estimate Distribution of Mold Spore Levels over Space and Time. University of Mississippi Medical Center. RPC Review Meeting July 10 and 11, 2007 Mississippi State University.

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Development of Rapid Prototyping Capability to Evaluate Potential Uses of NASA Research Products and Technologies to Estimate Distribution of Mold Spore Levels over Space and Time

University of Mississippi Medical Center

RPC Review Meeting

July 10 and 11, 2007

Mississippi State University


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Team Members

UMMC

  • Fazlay S. Faruque, PhD, GIS and Remote Sensing

  • Gailen Marshall, MD, PhD, Division of Allergy & Clinical

  • Richard Finley, MD, Division of Emergency Medicine

  • Bruce Brackin, Agro-medicine

  • Hui Li, PhD, GIS and Remote Sensing

  • Worth Williams, GIS and Remote Sensing

  • Sheila Belk, MD, Division of Allergy & Clinical Immunology

    GSFC/NASA

  • Steve Kempler, DAAC, Goddard Earth Sciences (GES), DISC

  • Gregory Leptoukh, PhD, Goddard Earth Sciences (GES), DISC

    SSAI

  • Robert E. Ryan, PhD, SSAI, Stennis Space Center

  • Kenton W. Ross, PhD, SSAI, Stennis Space Center

    MSU

  • Charles O'Hara, PhD, Geo Resources Institute (GRI)


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Data and Research Products to be Used

  • NASA Earth-Sun Science Product:

  • NPP VIIRS (Vegetation Moisture Index)

  • GPM DPR (Precipitation)

  • NPP CrIS and ATMS (Humidity)

  • AMSR-e (Soil moisture)

  • Non-NASA Products:

  • Mold spore samples

  • Temperature

  • Humidity

  • Wind


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First Quarter Milestones

  • Kick off meeting among team members

  • Evaluation/review of RPC system requirements

  • Requisition of ground monitoring equipment and accessories for collecting mold spore and weather data

  • Installation of ground sampling facilities

  • Draft report on capabilities and preliminary design

  • Accessing required NASA data and products

  • Accessing required weather model and data

  • Begin ground data collection and analysis

  • Quarterly meeting


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Kick off Meeting

Date: March 28, 2007

Participants

UMMC

  • Fazlay S. Faruque

  • Gailen Marshall

  • Richard Finley

  • Bruce Brackin

  • Hui Li

  • Worth Williams

  • Sheila Belk

    SSAIC

  • Robert E. Ryan

  • Kenton W. Ross

    Goddard

  • Steve Kempler


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Kick off meeting

  • Tasks for University of Mississippi Medical Center

  • Coordinate team meetings

  • Coordinate meetings with the funding agency

  • Install ground monitoring stations

    • Install volumetric mold spore traps and accessories

    • Install self-powered weather stations with data loggers to record: wind speed, and direction, wind chill, dew point, air temperature, relative humidity, and rainfall

  • Maintain ground monitoring stations

  • Collect ground monitored mold and meteorological data

  • Analyze ground monitored mold spores

  • Evaluate/review RPC system requirements

  • Evaluate NASA data against ground monitored meteorological data

  • Analyze associations between ground monitored meteorological data and ground monitored mold counts

  • Develop mold estimation model using evaluated NASA products and NOAA weather data

  • Evaluate NASA product-derived mold estimation model using independent ground monitored mold counts

  • Make necessary adjustments to the mold estimation model

  • Organize product demonstrations to the public health community

  • Prepare reports

  • Develop manuscripts

  • Conduct presentations


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Kick off meeting

Tasks for GFSC

GSFC will provide necessary data, tools and expertise required for this project. Deliverables by GSFC will be as follows:

Data

a) Dual-frequency Precipitation Radar (DPR) data [Global Precipitation Measurement Mission (GPM)] to estimate precipitation of the study area;

b) Cross-track Infrared Sounder (CrIS) data and Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS) data [NASA NPOESS Preparatory Project (NPP)] to estimate humidity of the study area;

c) Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer for EOS (AMSR-E) data to estimate soil moisture of the study area.

Data will be provided in best possible spatial resolution so that variation within the study area could be analyzed. The minimum temporal resolution requirement of the data is per day. Data will cover the study area and an additional 30 miles (approximately) around the periphery of the study area. Data will be provided in a format so that it could be readily accessed and analyzed.


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Kick off Meeting

Tasks for GFSC (cont.)

Tool

GSFC will provide following operational, or near operational tools for data access, dissemination and RPC development:

GES-DISC Interactive Online Visualization ANd aNalysis Infrastructure (Giovanni) interactive data exploration tool

Parameter and spatial subsetting tools

Simple, Scalable, Script-based Science Processor for Measurements (S4PM) and Simple, Scalable, Script-based Science Processor Archives (S4PA)

Expertise

GSFC will provide expertise to support the collaborators developing an RPC for this project. Provided expertise will include:

Earth science data management, visualization, production, archive, distribution, and servicing expertise

Earth science data format and organization expertise

Earth science data system and tool development

GIS expertise to complement those possessed by collaborators, for converting native formatted Earth science data into a GIS format

Interpreting Earth science data for science and applications research

Steven Kempler and his designee will be the investigators working on this project


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Kick off Meeting

Tasks for SSAI

SSAI will provide appropriate data and expertise to successfully develop the RPC of this project. SSAI deliverables will be as follows:

Data

SSAI will provide simulated and filtered VIIRS (the Visible/Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite) data to estimate the vegetation moisture index of the study area and required time period. A robust uncertainty analysis of the vegetation moisture index data will be conducted as well. To generate useful VIIRS simulated data SSAI will use tools such as ART and TSPT as necessary.

Data will be provided in best possible spatial resolution so that variation within the study area could be analyzed. The minimum temporal resolution requirement of the data is per day. Data will cover the study area and an additional 30 miles (approximately) around the periphery of the study area. Data will be provided in a format so that it could be readily accessed and analyzed.


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Kick off Meeting

  • Tasks for SSAI (cont.)

  • Normalized Difference Moisture Index (NDMI)

  • Using appropriate simulated NASA data, SSAI will provide an NDMI for the study area for the required time period.

  • Expertise

  • To successfully develop an RPC for this project, SSAI will provide expertise in the areas of:

  • remote sensing calibration and validation

  • systems engineering integration of Earth observation inputs into decision support frameworks

  • simulation of future datasets

  • Additionally, SSAI will assist UMMC with spatial statistical expertise to develop mold spore estimation models.

  • Kenton Ross and Robert Ryan are the SSC/ITS investigators working with this project.


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Kick off Meeting

  • Tasks for MSU

  • Dr. Charles G. O’Hara from Mississippi State University’s GeoResources Institute will serve as a member of the project team and will provide assistance with VIIRS simulations. He will also provide specialized expertise in defining needs for project data, including the range of temporal frequencies for cloud-free composites.

  • Expertise to be provided by Dr. Charles G. O’Hara will be as follows:

  • Provide assistance with VIIRS simulations.

  • Provide specialized expertise in defining needs for project data, including the range of temporal frequencies for cloud-free composites.

  • Work with the other team members to create desired multi-temporal composites needed to evaluate the correlation between plant vigor and other factors that contribute to asthma, allergies, and sinus-related health issues


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Kick off meeting

  • Other Discussions

  • Ground samples and satellite data will be collected for at least one year to cover all seasonal variations

  • Satellite data will cover study area -and an additional 30 miles (approximately) around the periphery of the study area

  • Process of procuring mold samplers from UK

  • Ground sample collection methods

  • Mold spore collection, reading and storage


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Evaluation/Review of RPC System Requirements

  • NASA Products

  • Weather model data

  • Ground measurements


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Earth System Model:

Mold growth conditions

Benefits:

Continuous coverage for estimated mold forecasting

Potential of global adaptation

Potential for forecasting with more precise level and more precise location

Potential for reducing health burden due to mold related allergy problems

Predictions and Measurements:

Temperature

Precipitation

Humidity

Soil Moisture

Wind

Solar radiation

Amount and type of mold spores (from field samples)

Decision Support:

Estimation of mold over time and space using NASA data

Earth Observations:

NPP VIIRS

AMSR-E

NPP CrIS

NPP ATMS

GPM DPR

Field Data:

Mold spore

Meteorological

From Existing Weather Model:

Meteorological Data

RPC Experiment using NASA’s NPP VIIRS, NPP CrIS NPP ATMS and GPM DPR data for mold spore level estimation


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NASA data in association with other meteorological data for estimation of mold spore level distribution.


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Weather Parameters and Measurements


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Weather Parameters and Measurements


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Requisition of ground monitoring equipment and accessories for collecting mold spore and meteorological data

Meteorological Data Logger

  • Basic Weather Station (5)

  • Silicon Pyranometer Sensor for Solar Radiation (1)

  • Soil moisture sensor (1)

  • Soil temperature sensor (2)

  • Leaf wetness sensor (1)


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Requisition of ground monitoring equipment and accessories for collecting mold spore and weather data

  • Mold Spore Traps (Burkard Manufacturing Co Ltd., UK)

    • Six 7 Day Recording Volumetric Spore Trap 12v (solar charger operated)

    • Three 7 Day Recording Volumetric Spore Trap 110VAC (electricity operated)

  • Twenty four 7 day drums

  • Twenty four Drum Carrying cases

  • Two Flow meters


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Installation of ground sampling facilities

  • Almost ready to begin


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Study Area and Sample Locations


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Accessing required NASA data and products

  • Agreement issues

    • MSFC

    • SSAI


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Weather model and data

  • Weather model

    • Name: North American Mesoscale (NAM)

    • Spatial resolution: a grid with 12*12 km

    • Temporal resolution: 4 cycles/day and every three hour prediction in a cycle

    • Model output format: Grib

  • Weather parameters

    • Relative humidity: 2m above ground

    • Temperature: 2m above ground

    • Wind speed and direction 10m above ground


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Weather model and data - Continue

  • Access NAM model data sets approach

    • Repository web site: NOAA online National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) at http://nomads.ncdc.noaa.gov

    • Access function: ftp4u - allows you to build a collection, select files or parameters from the collection, and ftp selected data to an anonymous ftp server

  • Data conversion

    • Extract data from Grid file to text format

    • Tool: wgrid – developed by NCEP/NCAR Reanalysis Project and be downloaded at ftp://ftp.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/wd51we/wgrib


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Training on Mold and Pollen ground data collection and analysis

  • Sheila S. Belk, MD

  • Date: April 10-11, 2007

  • Training Institution: US Army Centralized Allergen Extract Laboratory, Washington, DC

  • Instrument: Burkard Volumetric Spore trap


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Catch up Schedule for 1st Quarter

  • Install instruments – by July

  • Begin ground monitored data collection – by July

  • Test ground monitored data – by July

  • Begin ground monitored data analysis – by August

  • Complete agreement with GSFC and SSAI - by July

  • Begin accessing NASA data - by August


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