Joint Session 15 NASA Earth Observation Systems and Applications for Health and Air Quality Models and Decisions

Monday, 8 January 2018: 2:00 PM-4:15 PM
Room 17B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the Ninth Conference on Environment and Health; and the Eighth Conference on Transition of Research to Operations )
Sue M. Estes, Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL and John A. Haynes, NASA, NASA Applied Sciences, Washington, D.C.

Health providers and researchers need environmental data to study and understand the geographic, environmental, and meteorological differences in disease. Satellite remote sensing of the environment offers a unique vantage point that can fill in the gaps of environmental, spatial, and temporal data for tracking disease. Demonstrating the need for collaborations between multidisciplinary research groups to develop the full potential of utilizing Earth Observations in studying health is essential in today's world. Satellite earth observations present a unique vantage point of the earth's environment from space, which offers a wealth of health applications for the imaginative investigators. As part of NASA approach and methodology they have used Earth Observation Systems and Applications for Health and Air Quality Models to provide a method for bridging gaps of environmental, spatial, and temporal data for tracking disease. This presentation how weather will provide an overview of projects dealing with infectious and waterborne diseases and how environmental variables affect human health.

2:00 PM
2:15 PM
2:30 PM
How Remote Sensing of Vibrios Influence Public Health Decisions: Lessons Learned from Bengal Delta and Haiti
Antar Jutla, West Virginia Univ., Morgantown, WV; and S. Aziz, A. Huq, and R. Colwell

2:45 PM
Smoke Exposure and Associated Health Effects across Several Fire Seasons and Locations in the Western United States
Bonne Ford, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and K. O'Dell, R. Gan, J. Liu, W. Lassman, M. Burke, G. Pfister, A. Vaidyanathan, J. Volckens, S. Magzamen, E. V. Fischer, and J. R. Pierce
3:00 PM

3:15 PM
Impact of Cloud Assimilation on Air Quality Simulations
Arastoo Pour Biazar, Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL; and A. T. White, R. T. McNider, B. Dornblaser, P. Cheng, and Y. Wu
3:30 PM
An Operational System for Surveillance and Ecological Forecasting of West Nile Virus Outbreaks
Michael C. Wimberly, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and J. K. Davis, G. Vincent, A. Hess, and M. B. Hildreth
3:45 PM
Chemical Data Assimilation to Improve Short-Term PM2.5 Predictions over the United States
Luca Delle Monache, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and R. Kumar, S. Alessandrini, P. E. Saide, J. Bresch, Z. Liu, G. Pfister, and D. P. Edwards
4:00 PM
Web-Based Decision-Support Tools for Invasive Mosquitoes and Zika Virus Transmission Risk
Christopher M. Barker, Univ. of California, Davis, CA; and M. Marcantonio, M. Donnelly, and F. Melton

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