Health and Air Quality Data Pathfinder
Pollution is due to both anthropogenic and natural events. It’s critical for air quality managers and public health researchers to monitor air pollutants locally, regionally, and globally to further determine the risk for health conditions or diseases that are exacerbated by poor air quality. A combination of ground- and satellite-based tools provides a unique view of the globe to better understand the impacts of air pollution events. These measurements help scientists, researchers, and decision makers in forecasting events and assessing conditions in near real-time to make timely decisions. NASA, in collaboration with other organizations, has a series of instruments that provide information for understanding a number of phenomena associated with air quality and public health. NASA’s Earth science data products are validated, meaning the accuracy has been assessed over a widely distributed set of locations and time periods via several ground-truth and validation efforts.
Last Updated: Aug 20, 2019 at 8:28 AM EDT