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AGU Fall Meeting 2014

by Enric Terradellas last modified Jul 24, 2014 01:14 PM
When Dec 15, 2014 09:00 AM to
Dec 19, 2014 06:00 PM
Where San Francisco, CA
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Welcome to the American Geophysical Union’s 47th annual Fall Meeting! Join nearly 24,000 Earth and space scientists, educators, students, and other leaders in San Francisco, California, 15-19 December, as they gather to present groundbreaking research and connect with colleagues.

We focus your attention to the following session:

Integrating Airborne Dust Forecasting & Remote Sensing Into Air Quality and Public Health Services (session ID#: 3434)

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The World Health Organization cites desert dust being linked to cardiovascular and respiratory illnesses. Childhood asthma from environmental factors costs alot on a global scale. It is also of a major concern here in the United states where it cost about $200 million each year in California. Arizona averages 30 deaths a year from the soil-dwelling fungus behind valley fever; 150,000 people contract the disease annually.  Dust forecasts for risk avoidance using NASA?s Earth observation systems are ready for beta testing in the service of public health and air quality. Studies of dust storms and their impact on the local and regional environment and climate, using space observations (MODIS, MISR, CALIPSO, PARASOL, OMI etc), ground data (AERONET, Sky radiometers, Lidar, chemical analysis), and modeling (SKIRON, DREAM, and NAAPS etc) are invited. Case studies covering the PAN American Region, Asia, North Africa and Europe are encouraged.


AMS - American Meteorological Society
GC - Global Environmental Change
NH - Natural Hazards

Index Terms:

1616 Climate variability [GLOBAL CHANGE]
1640 Remote sensing [GLOBAL CHANGE]
4313 Extreme events [NATURAL HAZARDS]

Primary Convener:

Hesham Mohamed El-Askary, Chapman Univ, Orange, CA, United States


William A Sprigg, Chapman University, Orange, CA, United States
Jeffrey C Luvall, NASA/NSSTC, Huntsville, AL, United States
Slobodan Nickovic, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States

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