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HAQAST project

A pathway from basic research on air pollution to public health exposure

The NASA Health and Air Quality Applied Science Team (HAQAST) has a mission goal "to bring the power of NASA science down to earth and deliver into your hands". My team at SJSU is one of the HAQAST members since 2016. Our goal is to use integrated data from NASA satellite and ground-based monitors to provide the information on fine particles (e.g., PM2.5) at the surface, mainly focusing on California.

Minghui's five minutes talk at HAQAST meeting at Madison, Wisconsin 

In this presentation, we introduced the review paper that we have been working on methods, availability and applications of PM2.5 exposure data sets. 


A visualization tool developed at SJSU is introduced for public access.

Data, Tools and Websites

Visualization Tool of NASA MODIS Satellite Data of Aerosol Optical Depth

(A) San Francisco Bay Area 
1)    Average of AOD:
2)    Nov 2, 2016:
3)    Dec 29, 2016  
4)    PM2.5 Quantiles:
5)    All Days:

(B) South Coast Air Basin
1)    Average of AOD:
2)    Nov 8, 2016:
3)    Dec 27, 2016:
4)    Nov 5, 2016:
5)    Dec 4, 2016:
6)    Nov 13, 2016:
7)    Feb 13, 2016:
8)    All Days:

(C) Imperial Valley 
1)    Average of AOD: Westerly Wind Days
2)    Average of AOD: Easterly Wind Days
2)    Sept 12, 2016:


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