Air Quality Focus Group Discussion Summary. Air Quality is one of 12 Applications of National Priority as defined by NASA and is one of 5 National Application Areas most frequently selected in Tom Yunck’s pre-meeting questionnaire
ESIP Winter Meeting
A) How are satellite data currently used in air quality research and management?
a) how is the data used
b) what satellite data are used
c) who are the data users
B) How to enhance the relevance of satellite data for air quality decision making?
a) what do EPA and other air quality organizations need
b) what can ESIP offer
Monitoring collects multi-sensory data from surface and satellite platforms and
AssessmentCompare to GoalsPlan ReductionsTrack Progress
Assessment turns data into knowledge for decision making & actions through analysis (science & engineering)
NASA ESE data, tools and methods can benefit air quality (AQ) management through extended monitoring, data sharing tools and better science.
Evaluating Interpreting Synthesizing
Judging Options Quality Advantages Disadvantages
Deciding Matching goals Compromising Bargaining Deciding
Organizing Grouping Classifying Formatting Displaying
e.g. WG Reports
e.g. Langley IDEA, FASTNET, Forecast Modeling
e.g. RPO Manager
ESIP – Facilitation
States, EPA, International