Research - Air Quality Modeling

Along with pollution from fossil fuel combustion, large changes in surface-level fine aerosol (PM2.5) concentrations and other trace gases are usually observed downwind of biomass burning fires . Our group uses the Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ) and we add fire emissions derived from the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) imagers to assess and predict air quality. Click here for complete details. 

Reference : Yang, E., S. A. Christopher, S. Kondragunta, and X. Zhang (2011), Use of hourly Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) fire emissions in a Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ) model for improving surface particulate matter predictions, J. Geophys. Res., 116, D04303, doi:10.1029/2010JD014482