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Use of Remote Sensing and Dust Modelling to Evaluate Ecosystem Phenology and Pollen DispersalThe impact of pollen release and downwind concentrations can be evaluated utilizing remote sensing. Previous NASA studies have addressed airborne dust prediction systems PHAiRS (Public Health Applications in Remote Sensing) which have determined that pollen forecasts and simulations are possible. By adapting the deterministic dust model (as an in-line system with the National Weather Service operational forecast model) used in PHAiRS to simulate downwind dispersal of pollen, initializing the model with pollen source regions from MODIS, assessing the results a rapid prototype concept can be produced. We will present the results of our effort to develop a deterministic model for predicting and simulating pollen emission and downwind concentration to study details or phenology and meteorology and their dependencies, and the promise of a credible real time forecast system to support public health and agricultural science and service. Previous studies have been done with PHAiRS research, the use of NASA data, the dust model and the PHAiRS potential to improve public health and environmental services long into the future.
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Document Type
Conference Paper
Luvall, Jeffrey C.
(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Sprigg, William A.
(Arizona Univ. Phoenix, AZ, United States)
Watts, Carol
(Universities Space Research Association Huntsville, AL, United States)
Shaw, Patrick
(Arizona Univ. Phoenix, AZ, United States)
Date Acquired
August 24, 2013
Publication Date
July 20, 2007
Subject Category
Earth Resources And Remote Sensing
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International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium(Barcelona)
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