Earth’s environment has direct and dramatic effects on its inhabitants in the realms of health and air quality. The climate, even in an unaltered state, poses great challenges but also presents great opportunity for the mankind to survive and flourish. Anthropogenic factors lead to even greater stress on the global ecosystem and to mankind, particularly with respect to air quality and the concomitant health issues. While the use of remote sensing technology to address issues is in its infancy, there is tremendous potential for using remote sensing as part of systems that monitor and forecast conditions that directly or indirectly affect health and air quality. This chapter discusses current status and future prospects in this field and presents three case studies showing the great value of remote sensing assets in distinct disciplines.
- Normalize Difference Vegetation Index
- Visceral Leishmaniasis
- Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission
- Prescribe Fire
- Fuel Treatment
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Air Quality Applied Sciences Team
Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer—Earth Observing System
Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Climate Hazards Group InfraRed Precipitation with Station
Climate Prediction Center (CPC) Merged Analysis of Precipitation
CPC MORPHing technique
Department of Defense
Enhancing National Climate Services
Environmental Protection Agency
Enhanced Vegetation Index
Geostationary Coastal and Air Pollution Events
Global Precipitation Climatology Project
Global Inventory Monitoring and Modeling Studies
Global Precipitation Measurement
Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment
Global Telecommunication System
Health and Air Quality
Hyperspectral Infrared Imager
Land Surface Temperature
Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer
Measurement of Pollution in the Troposphere
National Ambient Air Quality Standard
Normalized Difference Vegetation Index
National Meteorological Service
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Pre-Aerosol, Clouds, and ocean Ecosystems
- PM2.5 :
Particulate Matter smaller than 2.5 microns in diameter
Sea-Viewing Wide Field of View Sensor
Soil Moisture Active/Passive
Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity
Surface Water and Ocean Topography
Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution
Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission
Vectorial CAPacity model
Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite
Volatile Organic Compounds
World Health Organization
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Crosson, W. et al. (2016). Use of Remotely Sensed Climate and Environmental Information for Air Quality and Public Health Applications. In: Hossain, F. (eds) Earth Science Satellite Applications. Springer Remote Sensing/Photogrammetry. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-33438-7_7
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