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ARSET Air Quality Workshop at UMBC May 24-28

Workshop features 'hands-on' use of NASA data and data analysis tools

ARSET Air Quality Workshop at UMBC May 24-28

NASA's Aqua satellite, which carries the MODIS and AIRS instruments

ARSET Air Quality Workshop at UMBC May 24-28

The ARSET (Applied Remote Sensing Education and Training) Group will be holding an Air Quality Workshop at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County (UMBC) from May 24 to May 28, 2010.   Some subjects that the course will cover include:

  • atmospheric remote sensing of aerosol and trace gases;
  • satellite products from the MODIS, OMI, and CALIOP instruments;
  • ground based products from AERONET;
  • details of the MODIS aerosol retrieval algorithm;
  • how to use, access, and interpret information from additional sensors such as MISR, AIRS, and PARASOL;
  • air quality applications that use NASA satellite products in decision support frameworks and the basics of U.S air quality policy.


Instructors for this workshop are Richard Kleidman (Goddard Space Flight Center / Science Systems and Applications, Inc.);  Ana Prados (Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center / UMBC)  and Sundar Christopher (University of Alabama/Huntsville).


The workshop will cover the basics of air quality remote sensing with emphasis on how to access, visualize, and interpret satellite products.  Participants will engage in hands-on activities using various visualization and analysis tools.   Participants will need to bring their own laptop computers or plan to rent a laptop from UMBC.   

UMBC is located only a few miles from Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, and there are several hotels located near the airport that can be utilized by out-of-town participants.

Full information on the workshop:   UMBC Course

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