Heat, Dust, Smoke, Disease: What NASA Measures in Our Air

Mar 8, 2024

2:30pm – 3:30pm CT

Heat advisories, air quality alerts and extreme weather warnings are speeding up as temperatures rise. But—take a deep breath—so are the technologies researchers, doctors and healthcare policy experts are using to predict and track disease, weather and air quality particulates. Join NASA specialists and NASA-funded researchers using Earth observations from satellites to inform and care for impacted communities. They'll dive into projects focused on the air we breathe and how it affects our health, including cooling centers, disease-spreading mosquitoes, and wildfire emissions and pollution.

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Dan Goldberg

George Washington University

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John Haynes

NASA Applied Sciences

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