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dc.contributor.advisorLamb, Brian K.
dc.creatorHerron-Thorpe, Farren R. L. A.
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-27T17:43:21Z
dc.date.available2012-04-27T17:43:21Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2376/3501
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph.D.), College of Engineering and Architecture, Washington State Universityen_US
dc.description.abstractThe Air Indicator Report for Public Awareness and Community Tracking (AIRPACT) air quality model simulates EPA criteria pollutants and their precursors, providing quantitative descriptions of regional air quality in the Pacific Northwest. This study focuses on comparing AIRPACT simulations to satellite-based retrievals of atmospheric pollutants made by select instruments flying in NASA's Earth Observing System. Products from the Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI), Atmospheric Infra-Red Sounder (AIRS), Measurement of Pollution in the Troposphere (MOPITT), Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), and the Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations (CALIPSO) are used in an effort to validate AIRPACT and serve as a basis to implement near-real time satellite resources for AIRPACT users in the future. Focus is given to satellite-derived nitrogen dioxide, aerosol subtypes, aerosol optical depth, and carbon monoxide. The horizontal and vertical distribution of pollutants in the AIRPACT is shown to be quite reasonable, but signs of overestimation of wildfire emissions are observed. The broader impacts of using engineering sciences on culturally relevant education is also discussed.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipDepartment of Engineering Science, Washington State Universityen_US
dc.language.isoEnglish
dc.rightsIn copyright
dc.rightsPublicly accessible
dc.rightsopenAccess
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dc.subjectEnvironmental engineeringen_US
dc.subjectAtmospheric chemistryen_US
dc.subjectEnvironmental educationen_US
dc.subjectAIRSen_US
dc.subjectCALIPSOen_US
dc.subjectcarbon monoxideen_US
dc.subjectCMAQen_US
dc.subjectnitrogen dioxideen_US
dc.subjectOMIen_US
dc.titleUSING NASA EARTH OBSERVING SATELLITES WITH THE AIRPACT AIR QUALITY FORECAST SYSTEM
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertation


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