Hidy: Critical Review Discussion -- Remote Sensing of Particulate Pollution from Space

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Doc #: Title: Critical Review Discussion: Remote Sensing of Particulate Pollution from Space: Have We Reached the Promised Land? | Document Link
Organization/Author: Hidy, G., et. al.
Type: "Journal Article" is not in the list (Report, Workshop, Paper, Website, Presentation, Legislation, Other) of allowed values for the "DocType" property.Journal Article
Year: 2009
Region: North America
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Document Status: Unsubmitted, 2009/10/31
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Description of Document: [[Description::The paper is a discussion on the Critical Review paper by Hoff and Christopher. The discussion comments on the satellite history, strengths/weaknesses of satellite observations for AQ management and concludes with summary of remote sensing applications to aq.]]
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The A&WMA 2009 Critical Review Discussion -- Remote Sensing of Particulate Pollution from Space: Have We Reached the Promised Land?

Questions and Notes

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  • Promised land is using AOD observations in place of surface-based monitors. Need system approach of observations and models Erinmr
  • Follow-up with NARSTO Ref #4 for satellite applications of pollution. Confusion about relevance of satellite observations for space/time
  • Need to ID limitations of space-based measurements identified in Hoff paper.
  • AOD -> PM needs physical models that account for particle characteristics, surface reflectivity without model PM and AOD are not equivalent
  • Temporal resolution is off - surface monitors are 24hr average and these can't be compared with the daily snapshot
  • need to better understand the Fresno/Satellite comparison - but I think the bottom line is that according to satellites winter would be low PM2.5 concentrations, however b/c of surface data we know that it is actually high surface concentrations. differences could arise from shallow mixing layer
  • Data access issues to get MODIS AOD, Aeronet and supersite data from Fresno