ESSIC Scientists use satellites to monitor air quality

Russ Dickerson, Lackson Marufu, Ken Pickering, Jeff Stehr et al. have been involved in a study of remote sensing of air pollution over the eastern US.The NASA-funded DISCOVER-AQ program brought the P3 and Kingair aircraft to Maryland where, joined by the MDE sponsored Cessna, they provided ground truth for NASA and NOAA satellites.The record high temperatures assured a treasure trove of exciting data. DISCOVER-AQ is a four-year campaign to improve the use of satellites to monitor air quality for public health and environmental benefit.Media coverage included WJLA, The Gazette, The Sacramento Bee, Virginia News Press and SpaceRef.