The NASA Connection is a bi-monthly partnership series of the NASA Solar System Ambassadors Southern Illinois and
The Academy of Science – St. Louis.
Thursday, May 19, 20221
7 - 8 pm (online event)
Satellite Remote Sensing and Modeling of Air Quality
Randall Martin, Ph.D., Raymond R. Tucker Distinguished Professor of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering, McKelvey School of Engineering and Center for Aerosol Science and Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis
Outdoor air quality is the leading global environmental determinant of longevity. However, ground-level monitoring remains sparse in many regions of the world. Satellite remote sensing offers global data to fill these gaps. Global modeling plays a critical role in interpreting these satellite observations. These information sources indicate pronounced variation in air quality around the world, with implications for global public health.
Randall Martin is a leading expert on advancing the understanding of atmospheric composition whose research focuses on characterizing atmospheric composition to inform effective policies surrounding major environmental and public health challenges ranging from air quality to climate change. Martin is the recipient of a NASA grant for satellite-derived air quality research and was recently recognized by the Institute for Scientific Information as one of the world’s most highly cited researchers.