To mitigate the impact of post-eruptive plumes of volcanic aerosol on respiratory
health and volcanic ash on aviation interests, we will develop the capability
to monitor and predict the dispersion of volcanic plumes of aerosol and ash
using a combination of satellite remote sensing and numerical trajectory
and dispersion model approaches.
- Mr. Roland Draxler, NOAA/ARL, Air Resources Lab.
- Dr. John Porter, University of Hawaii at Manoa
$347,210 (plus $134,000 to ARL)
- Provide satellite
data and model products of horizontal and vertical pollutant distributions
as well as the probability that a specified pollutant concentration level
will be exceeded at a location and time in the future.
Project will enhance the capability of Federal/State Agencies to predict
serious vog episodes to mitigate aviation hazards and allow susceptible citizens
to better prepare.
Project will supply the PDC and health and disaster managers with satellite
data and probability dispersion forecasts following volcanic episodes.
|Retrieve and calibrate satellite data|
|Comparison between satellite imagery and model data|
|Establish real-time capability at EOS Direct Broadcast site|
|User training at PDC|