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July 15 - September 4

FIREX-AQ: Fire Influence on Regional to Global Environments and Air Quality

Fire Influence on Regional to Global Environments and Air Quality (FIREX-AQ), a joint venture led by NOAA and NASA, provides comprehensive observations to investigate the impact on air quality and climate from wildfires and agricultural fires across the continental United States. (Click link for more info)

NCAS-M Distinguished Research Scientist, Dr. Charles Ichoku, will serve as the Science PI of the MASTER airborne instrument that will perform fire remote sensing aboard the NASA DC-8 aircraft.

Click the link to see a full list of researchers, including our own from Howard University! https://espo.nasa.gov/firex-aq/content/FIREX-AQ_Participants

NCAS-M ETSP Intern (2019), Alexandra Grayson will be helping with analysis of fire observations from MASTER and satellites.

NCAS-M Director, Dr. Vernon Morris, will be providing expert insight on analysis of smoke impacts on atmospheric chemistry.

Additionally, NCAS-M leverage student, Craig Battle (PhD candidate in Chemistry), will be participating in the modeling and analysis of smoke chemistry using the GEOS-Chem model in collaboration with scientists from Colorado State University, Fort Collins.

FIREX-AQ Schedule
Palmdale, CA July 15–19, 2019
Boise, ID July 22 – Aug 18
Salina, KS Aug 19 – Sep 4, 2019

Stay tuned for updates from the field!


July 15
September 4
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