Air pollution caused by particles with a diameter of 2.5 microns or less (PM2.5) can reduce visibility and adversely affect human health. As a result, the UN has addressed this type of pollution in the 2030 Agenda. Recently, annual mean PM2.5 maps have been developed using MODIS, MISR, and SeaWiFS observations from 1998-2015 and have been used by organizations, such as the World Health Organization and Greenpeace, to assess global air quality and health impacts. In this webinar, participants learn how to use this database to analyze PM2.5 over cities using satellite observations.
Learning Objectives: By the end of this training, attendees will will be able to:
- Become familiar with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, as well as the satellite observations of air quality that are used to calculate indicators 3.9.1 and 11.6.2
- Learn about PM2.5 estimates made using satellite, surface, and model data sets
- Understand how to use the 2014 WHO data set and access the indicator data for a city or country
See the recordings and presentations here.