Urban Air Pollution

Health departments and urban planners have growing needs for high-resolution data on urban air pollution concentrations.  These data can be used to: quantify health burdens at the neighborhood scale, identify and prioritize exposure-reduction strategies for pollution hot-spots, track progress in achieving air-quality-related health-improvement goals, and assess health co-benefits of longer-term carbon-mitigation strategies. In this NASA-funded project, Dr. Kinney’s group is using available satellite products and low-cost sensor networks to construct high-resolution fine particle (PM2.5) spatial fields for intra-urban public-health assessments in NYC and Boston. Learn more at the project website.

Haze over New England and Mid-Atlantic States.